Secretary Perdue Comments on Canada Dairy Issue

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

While traveling to Canada last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and his Canadian counterpart spoke in unison supporting trade. Perdue visited the farm of Canada’s Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Friday. Speaking with reporters after the event, Perdue discussed Canada’s Dairy Supply Management System, targeted by the U.S. dairy industry as a priority to address through the North American Free Trade …


Agri View: Holstein Cows

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Dairy

Everett Griner talks about Holstein cows in today’s Agri View. Everett fills us in about what really distinguishes these cows from others. Holstein Cows I don’t know how many breeds of cows there are in the world, but I know that the Holstein is the most recognizable. Their black and white markings make them easy to recognize them. It is …


Senate Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Enhances Dairy Safety Net The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) commended the leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee for crafting a bipartisan Farm Bill that contains beneficial provisions for America’s dairy farmers. Following passage by a margin of 20-1, the bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration. The Senate Farm Bill contains enhancements to the dairy Margin Protection …

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USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Re-enrollment Continues Through June 22, Dairy producers urged to act now U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls …


Mexico Calling for Flexibility in NAFTA Talks

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Mexico is calling for flexibility in the North American Free Trade Agreement talks. A trade official from Mexico said Monday that the only way the countries renegotiating NAFTA will find a solution is through “sufficient flexibility” to narrow differences. Further, the official says Mexican and Canadian negotiators will be “engaging strongly” in July to reach an agreement that is “feasible, …


Mexican Cheese Tariffs Could Devastate American Dairy Export Sales

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Mexico is an important export market for American dairy, specifically cheese. Mexico takes up 28 percent of all U.S. cheese exports, which means it buys more American cheese than any other market. Mexico put the tariffs in place in response to the tariffs on steel and aluminum put into effect by President Trump. U.S. Dairy Export Council President and CEO …


Checks Going Out to Many MPP Dairy Producers

Dan Dairy

We told you earlier this week that the deadline for producers to sign up for USDA’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) was extended to this Friday, June 8th. And even with the signup still underway, Gary Crawford reports many dairy producers who already enrolled in program are getting checks. Checks Going Out to Many MPP Dairy Producers


‘Got Milk?’: UF Experts Provide Facts, Tips for National Dairy Month

Dan Dairy, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

“Milk Does a Body Good” is not just an advertising slogan. It’s a way to get people to drink the dairy product, because it offers so many nutrients, says a University of Florida expert. But first, cows must produce milk. As we celebrate June as National Dairy Month, some UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts tout the benefits …

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More Than 20,000 Dairy Farms Have Signed up for MPP

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture this week said more than 20,000 dairy farmers have enrolled in the Dairy Margin Protection Program, which enrollment for closes Friday. USDA undersecretary Bill Northey told Politico he expects more producers to enroll in the program, compared to last year. In 2017, roughly 20,300 dairy farmers enrolled in the program, accounting for 64 percent of U.S. …


Deadline Extended for Margin Protection Program for Dairy

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for producers to sign up for the Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program (MPP) – Dairy by one week. The program provides a much needed safety net for dairy producers, and signup will continue until June 8 for them to elect coverage. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even …