Canola is used in many dairy rations. At the moment the FDA is not allowing canola from Canada into the Northeast. FDA claims contamination with salmonella. Others claim a feud of sorts with Cargill and the FDA. Although, some Bunge shipments from Canada have been stopped as well.
What ever the cause, the price of protein going into dairy rations is rising as feed dealers rush to get truckloads instead of carloads.
Meanwhile, feed dealers in Vermont are telling farmers to feed less grain and work to get top quality forages. It goes without saying feed dealers would rather get paid for less grain than go begging for money owed.