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March 12, 2020

Fred Hall

by Fred Hall, Dairy Program Specialist

Global markets are being rocked by coronavirus (known as COVID-19) and the dairy markets are no exception. The combination of broad-based market fears and current market impacts have taken a big toll. One of the functions of futures markets is to anticipate the worst and, not surprisingly, futures markets have taken the biggest hit. Butter, cheese and powder markets have seen the pressure grow as the uncertainty and fear have expanded recently.

While the CME showered red ink in the dairy complex this past week, a minor recovery on Friday helped to slow...



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