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Dairy Farmers Have Until June 1 to Apply for Improved Safety Net under MPP

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Many Participants Will Receive Payments Beginning in Early June The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds dairy farmers of the June 1 deadline to enroll in the improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).  Many producers will see payments in early June, depending on the coverage they elect. The program protects dairy producers by paying them based on the difference between …


New ‘Got Jobs?’ Campaign Demonstrates Dairy’s Substantial Impact on US Economy, States and Local Communities

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Most Americans know milk and other dairy products are an essential part of a healthy diet. But less well-known is dairy’s contribution to the health of the U.S. economy and the economies of every state across the country. A new storytelling campaign launched by the U.S. dairy industry aims to shine a brighter, data-driven spotlight on the positive effects of …

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Dairy MPP Signup Deadline Is June 1

Dan Dairy

Dairy producers have until June 1 to sign up for Margin Protection Plan (MPP) coverage for 2018. According to a story from Stephanie Ho, this applies even if you signed up for it last year. Dairy MPP Signup Deadline is June 1


Dairy Groups Applaud Defeat of Raw Milk Amendment to 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Overwhelming opposition from a strong coalition of dairy farmers, processors, consumer groups, food safety advocates, federal and state public health regulators, the medical community, and other key stakeholders led to the defeat today of an amendment to the 2018 House Farm Bill that would have allowed the interstate sale of unpasteurized milk. Amendment 30, offered by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), …


Agri View: Crackdown on Mislabeled Products

Dan Agri View, Dairy

Everett Griner talks about the crackdown on mislabeled products in today’s Agri View. Everett discusses the progress the FDA is having on cracking down on these products. Crackdown on Mislabeled Products It kind of jolted me. All the milk you are buying doesn’t come from a cow. It doesn’t? Some of it comes from coconuts, almonds, cashews. Even soybeans. You …


Dairy MPP Enrollment Deadline a Month Away

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Enrollment for the new Dairy Margin Protection Program continues through the end of this month. Dairy producers who haven’t already have until June first to review the changes to the program and sign up. Enrollment opened in early April after the Department of Agriculture announced changes to the program stemming from the Bipartisan Budget Act passed by Congress in February. …

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Farm Bureau to Offer Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in cooperation with American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, has developed a new risk-management insurance product for dairy farmers. Approved by the Agriculture Department’s Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, “Dairy Revenue Protection” insurance will provide dairy farmers the opportunity to manage risk by focusing on revenue from milk sales. “We know that the level of risk protection …


Livestock, Milk Production and Income-Southern Region

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Industry News Release, Pork, USDA-NASS

Cash Receipts for Meat Animals Up/Milk Production Increased Total 2017 production of meat animals (cattle and calves and hogs and pigs) for the United States totaled 81.7 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2016. Production increased 4 percent for cattle and calves and 3 percent for hogs and pigs. Total 2017 cash receipts from marketings of meat animals increased 7 percent to …


Rabobank: Domestic Dairy Demand to Climb in 2018

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Domestic demand for dairy products like natural cheese and butter, along with premium dairy products, should rise in the second half of 2018. That prediction comes from Rabobank in its Dairy Quarterly 1 Report. “The stronger economic growth is projected to come mostly from the recent tax policy change, which translates to stronger dairy demand through increased food service and …