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Dairy Producers Can Opt Out of MPP Coverage

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind dairy producers you can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy).  But there is something new this year, in that you can opt out of the program. In order to opt out, a producer should not sign up during the annual registration period. By opting out, a producer would …

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Milk Processing Expansion Needed

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

A report by CoBank shows U.S. milk production growth is outpacing processing capacity growth, leaving dairy processors struggling to keep pace. Every year, U.S. dairy farmers produce three billion more pounds of milk than the year before. CoBank says that those increase challenge processers, who will need an estimated 27 billion pounds more of U.S. milk processing capacity over the …

Peanut Milk Coming Soon to Stores Near You

Dan Dairy, Peanuts

The dairy alternatives case will soon welcome a new addition, peanut milk. The new, Milked Peanuts – Chocolate is scheduled to roll out in retail stores across the country in January. Tyron Spearman has the story. From: National Peanut Board The dairy alternatives case will soon welcome a new addition…peanut milk! Elmhurst Milked brand just launched a Milked Peanuts – Chocolate which …

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Young Producer’s Perspective on the Dairy Business

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

It’s a life of high risk and high reward. Dairy farmers face their share of challenges, including a volatile market and unpredictable input costs — however, there are young people looking for ways to return to the business. The nation’s milk case depends on it. So says Andy Birch, a 30-year-old dairyman and owner of Maple Grove Farm in Derby, …

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New Option for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Taylor Hillman Dairy

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds dairy producers you can now enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers a new option. This option allows you to opt out of the program for 2018. In order to opt out, a producer should not sign up during the …

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Ag Groups Applaud Dairy MPP Exit Announcement

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

American Farm Bureau Federation The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation: “The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased by the announcement by the Agriculture Department to allow dairy farmers to exit the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers. Dairy farmers need access to effective risk management tools. Farm Bureau and our grassroots members …

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Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2018 Coverage

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Secretary Allows Producers to Opt Out The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy).  Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018. “Secretary Perdue …

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Dairy Farmers Launch “Peel Back the Label” Campaign

Dan Dairy, Genetically Modified, Georgia

Expose Deceptive Front-of-Package Food Labeling, Highlight Need for Responsible Food Marketing As food manufacturers increasingly turn to fear-based food labeling to prop up profits and consumers face more confusion in the grocery aisles, America’s dairy farmers launched “Peel Back the Label,” a new campaign to highlight this troublesome trend and stress the need for truth and transparency in food marketing. …

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Altering Dairy Food Labeling Rules Would Cause Further Confusion

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should reject a petition filed by the Good Food Institute (GFI) that would undermine federal standards of identity for food and sanction existing misleading marketing tactics of imitation dairy products, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said in comments filed. In the latest salvo over the proper use of long-standing dairy food terms, the …