ADAI Works with ALDOT to Issue No-Cost Hay Hauler Permits

Dan Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

MONTGOMERY, AL (ADAI-Oct. 2, 2019) — As a result of the extreme drought conditions in Alabama, state transportation and agriculture officials are working to issue special hay hauler permits. This no-cost process is a combined effort of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries (ADAI) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to provide emergency relief to livestock producers. Drought …


Dairy Margin Sign-up Numbers Smaller than Perdue Expected

Dan Dairy

Sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program ended last Friday. But while answering questions during a town hall meeting this Tuesday at the World Dairy Expo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressed surprise at the number of dairy producers who did not sign up for the program.

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House Bill Introduced for Additional Agriculture Inspectors

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Legislative, Livestock

Last week, U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Vincente Gonsalez (D-Texas), Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) introduced the Protecting America’s Food & Agricultural Act (H.R. 4482). It would authorize U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hire more agriculture inspectors in order to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in the U.S. The …

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More Time Provided for Dairy Producers to Enroll in DMC Program

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

New Signup Deadline for Dairy Margin Coverage is September 27 WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA-Sept. 19, 2019) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had been September 20. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill and available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), …

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Executive Salaries of Organization Responsible for Dairy Checkoff Program a Concern

Dan Dairy, Economy

There has been some concern recently related to the salaries for executives at Dairy Management Incorporated, the organization responsible for the Dairy Checkoff Program. An article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlights IRS records which indicate that back in 2017 10 DMI executives we paid more than 8 million dollars. Many dairy farmers have voiced varying levels of concern through …


WHIP+ Includes Milk Loss Program

Dan Dairy, Economy

USDA announced this week that ag producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus, otherwise known as WHIP+. Signup for the program starts Sept. 11th. While a majority of the program covers various crops, the relief package does include new programs to cover losses for milk dumped or …

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2019 Enrollment Deadline for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program Is Sept. 20

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

Enrollment for 2020 Begins October 7 WASHINGTON (USDA/FSA-Sept. 10, 2019) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds dairy producers that the deadline to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019 is Sept. 20, 2019.  Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, the program offers reasonably priced protection to dairy producers when the difference between the …


Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Deadline Nearing

Dan Dairy, Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds dairy producers the deadline to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is Sept. 20. DMC provides coverage retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019, with applicable payments following soon after enrollment. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey says producers can choose between the $4.00 …


NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for DMC

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

ARLINGTON, VA (NMPF) – With one month left until the 2019 sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program closes, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) urged all dairy farmers to enroll in the program, which guarantees a payout for cash-strapped producers in 2019. The DMC, a retooling of dairy programs included in the 2018 farm bill, is guaranteed to …


UF/IFAS Researcher Aims to Improve Bacteria Treatments for Cows, Humans

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — University of Florida scientists believe they can develop new antimicrobials that will benefit dairy cattle and, eventually, humans by treating bacteria that normally resist antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria take a serious toll on cattle and humans. On the human side, at least 2 million people contract an antibiotic-resistant infection each year in the United States, and at …