Sponsored by Energy Trust

Midwest drought challenging Northwest dairies

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, September 13, 2012

The impact of the Midwest drought on grain production is affecting dairy producers in the Northwest.

Cash-flow has become a serious issue for many Northwest dairies, according to the Washington Dairy Products Commission.

Producers have been in the negative a good six months, said Robert Smit, a Lynden, Wash., producer and chairman of the Commission. Recovery is another year or two down the road,

The drought has doubled grain prices. Smit's mixed grain has gone from under $200 a ton to more than $400 a ton, and he's expecting hay prices, around $210 a ton now, to go to more than $300 a ton this fall.

Read more at Capital Press.

{biztweet}midwest drought{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Water World

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Fred Ziari aims to feed the global population.


Read more...

A Complex Portrait: Immigration, Jobs and the Economy

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE & KIM MOORE

Oregon Business reports on the visa squeeze, the skills gap and foreign-born residents who are revitalizing rural Oregon.


Read more...

Streetfight

News
Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.


Read more...

The clean fuels opportunity

News
Monday, November 10, 2014
111014-dirtyfuel-thumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.


Read more...

Healthcare pullback

News
Thursday, November 20, 2014
112014-boehnercare-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Each month for Oregon Business, we assess factors that are shaping current capital market activity—and what they mean to investors. Here we take a look at two major developments regarding possible rollbacks of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Read more...

Corner Office: Timothy Mitchell

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

A look-in on the life of Norris & Stevens' president.


Read more...

Corner Office: Sheree Arntson

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Checking in with the managing director of Arnerich Massena.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS