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Enrollment Underway for 2020 DMC Program

Dan Dairy

Dairy producers are being reminded you can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. The DMC program offers reasonably priced protection to producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. Dairy farmers earned more than $300 million dollars from the …


Producers Invited to Attend Education Meetings

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Education, Equine, Field Crops, Fruits, Georgia, Hemp, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Trade, Vegetables, Water, Wheat

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia October 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs. Tyron Spearman has more details. Below are the meeting dates, times and locations: Oct. …

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USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Enrollment Ends Dec. 13, 2019 WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA-Oct. 7, 2019) — Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities. “We know it’s tough out there for American farmers, including …


DMC 2020 Enrollment Starts Monday

Dan Dairy, Economy

For 2020, dairy producers can sign up for coverage under the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program beginning Monday, October 7. DMC offers catastrophic coverage at no cost to the producer, other than an annual $100 administrative fee. Producers can opt for greater coverage levels for a premium in addition to the administrative fee. Operations owned by limited resource, beginning, socially disadvantaged or …


NMPF on U.S. Response to Illegal EU Subsidies Under WTO

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

ARLINGTON, VA (NMPF-Oct. 3, 2019) — “Subsidies and barriers that handicap U.S. businesses in the global marketplace by violating international trade commitments shouldn’t be tolerated. We strongly support the World Trade Organization’s imposition of $7.5 billion in retaliatory duties on European products, including dairy foods, to prod the EU to uphold its World Trade Organization commitments and reinforce the importance …

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Farm Bureau Releases Milk Program Recommendations

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

(AFBF-Oct. 2, 2019) — The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) released a proposal for the future of U.S. milk-pricing provisions and marketing-order reform. The recommendations aim to bring more democracy and a more equitable program for all dairy farmers. Although federal milk marketing orders have been a pillar of the dairy industry for more than 80 years, the program has …


ADAI Works with ALDOT to Issue No-Cost Hay Hauler Permits

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

MONTGOMERY, AL (ADAI-Oct. 2, 2019) — As a result of the extreme drought conditions in Alabama, state transportation and agriculture officials are working to issue special hay hauler permits. This no-cost process is a combined effort of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to provide emergency relief to livestock producers. Drought …

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Dairy Margin Sign-up Numbers Smaller than Perdue Expected

Dan Dairy

Sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program ended last Friday. But while answering questions during a town hall meeting this Tuesday at the World Dairy Expo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressed surprise at the number of dairy producers who did not sign up for the program.

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House Bill Introduced for Additional Agriculture Inspectors

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Legislative, Livestock

Last week, U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Vincente Gonsalez (D-Texas), Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) introduced the Protecting America’s Food & Agricultural Act (H.R. 4482). It would authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hire more agriculture inspectors in order to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in the U.S. The …

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More Time Provided for Dairy Producers to Enroll in DMC Program

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

New Signup Deadline for Dairy Margin Coverage is September 27 WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA-Sept. 19, 2019) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had been September 20. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill and available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), …