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DMI’s Harden Discusses Coronavirus Crisis Response

Clint Thompson Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

The dairy industry is just one of many in agriculture to really feel the effects of the COVID-19, and organizations within the industry have worked hard to help struggling producers across the country. Krysta Harden, executive vice president, global environmental strategy, for Dairy Management Inc. and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, explains how DMI has responded to the coronavirus crisis. …

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Dairy Farmers of America Asks Nation to Spread #GallonsofGood

Clint Thompson Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

Kansas City, KAN., (June 1, 2020) – With schools closed and community meal services suspended amid the COVID-19 crisis, the need for reliable, nutritious food is even greater for thousands of families across the country. In response, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) family farmer-owners have donated the equivalent of more than 625,000 gallons of milk to the many families faced …

Managing Environmental Mastitis

Clint Thompson Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

Managing environmental mastitis continues to be both a common and costly challenge for dairy producers across the country. And due to weather conditions, this disease seems to be even trickier to manage for producers here in the Southeast. Boehringer Ingelheim has put together a question and answer feature with two veterinarians to help provide information for producers. John Laster, DVM, …

NMPF Urges Participation in CFAP

Clint Thompson Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

Sign-up is underway for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is urging all dairy farmers to use the program. It will provide much-needed and much-appreciated aid in upcoming weeks and months. CFAP provides support to producers who have suffered a 5%-or-greater price decline due to COVID-19. “The sooner a farmer signs up, the …

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March Margin Triggers DMC Program Payment

Clint Thompson Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the March 2020 income over feed cost margin was $9.15 per hundredweight (cwt.), thus triggering the first payment of 2020 for dairy producers who purchased the appropriate level of coverage under the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce has a reminder of what the …

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March Margin Triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

Clint Thompson Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

Income-over-feed margin for March triggers first payment for 2020 WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2020 income over feed cost margin was $9.15 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the first payment of 2020 for dairy producers who purchased the appropriate level of coverage under the Dairy Margin …

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NMPF on Falling Dairy Revenues

Clint Thompson Alabama, Dairy, Florida, Georgia

Lags in timing for milk payments have kept many dairy producers from feeling the worst of the coronavirus crisis’s effects on their revenues. But many in the industry expect the next round of milk payments will be much lower, mostly due to uncertainty. Recently on RFD-TV, National Milk Producer Federation (NMPF) Senior Vice President of Communications Alan Bjerga explained why …

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NMPF Appreciates USDA Dairy Purchases

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

NMPF expressed appreciation to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the USDA for including $120 million of cheese and butter among $470 million in Section 32 food purchases. (NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) expressed appreciation to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for including $120 million of cheese and butter among $470 million in …