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America’s Largest Milk Producer Files for Bankruptcy

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Dean Foods, a 94-year-old milk producer, is filing for bankruptcy. The largest milk producer in the country is struggling as Americans are no longer drinking as much milk from cows. This year has been especially difficult as company sales dropped seven percent in the first half of this year, with profits falling 14 percent. A CNN Dot Com …

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2020 Enrollment for DMC Program Continues

Dan Dairy, Economy

Dairy producers are being reminded the enrollment period for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for 2020 continues. The DMC program offers reasonably priced protection to dairy 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. The deadline to enroll in DMC for 2020 is Dec. 13, …

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Farmers Face Choices in 2020 DMC Signup

Dan Dairy, Economy

With farmers receiving a $300 million financial boost via the 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, signup is now underway for the 2020 program. But every year is different. National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Senior Vice President for Member Services and Strategic Initiatives, Chris Galen, said farmers should be paying attention to prices, production histories and financial priorities as they …

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Enrollment Underway for 2020 Dairy Margin Coverage Program

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Dairy producers are being reminded they can enroll now in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …