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Rabobank: Domestic Dairy Demand to Climb in 2018

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Domestic demand for dairy products like natural cheese and butter, along with premium dairy products, should rise in the second half of 2018. That prediction comes from Rabobank in its Dairy Quarterly 1 Report. “The stronger economic growth is projected to come mostly from the recent tax policy change, which translates to stronger dairy demand through increased food service and …

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UGA Hosting Alfalfa in the South Workshops

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Education, Georgia, Livestock

The UGA Forage Team is proud to announce the return of the popular alfalfa workshops. UGA Extension will host four, one-day workshops entitled “Alfalfa in the South“. Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the UGA Animal and Dairy Sciences Department, says they are excited about the expansion of alfalfa. UGA Hosting Alfalfa in the South Workshops The workshops will be held: …

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Peterson Introduces MPP Replacement Program

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson this week introduced the Dairy Risk Management Act. Peterson says the legislation would provide dairy farmers with a strong safety net to address volatile market conditions outside of their control. The act would replace the Margin Protection Program with the Dairy Risk Management Program. Peterson says dairy farmers from his congressional district and …

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Signup Underway for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Dan Dairy

It was recently announced that dairy producers would soon be able to enroll in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened the enrollment …

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Southeast Dairy Stewardship Program

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Dairy producers, managers, herdsmen, veterinarians, and consultants are invited to attend the first module of the Southeast Dairy Stewardship Program (SDSP). It will be held in Okeechobee, FL, on April 25 and in Valdosta, GA on April 26. The SDSP will provide up to date training for dairy producers, managers, herdsmen, veterinarians, and consultants in areas relevant to animal welfare …

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NAFTA Talks Progressing

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Trade officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are hopeful to reach a consensus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by early May. A trade negotiator from Mexico says “there’s a very high probability of reaching an agreement in principle,” within the next month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Trade leaders from each nation met in Washington, …

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Improved Dairy Margin Protection Program

Dan Dairy

Dairy producers now have a chance to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program, or MPP for Dairy. Gary Crawford has the details. Improved Dairy Margin Protection Program-1 Steve Peterson, Acting Administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, has more information about the upcoming sign-up for the revamped Dairy Margin Protection Program. Improved Dairy Margin Protection Program-2

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USDA Reopens Enrollment for Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Bipartisan Budget Act Makes Substantial Program Changes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm …

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U.S. Dairy Export Council Seeks Market Growth in China

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

The U.S. Dairy Export Council Monday announced a partnership with a university in China to grow U.S. exports in China. The Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with Jiangnan University to establish the U.S.-China Dairy Innovation Center at the university. Tom Vilsack, U.S. Dairy Export Federation President and CEO says the partnership is a “game-changing agreement” that will lead …