FARM to Host Quick Convo Informational Sessions

Dan Dairy, Education

The National Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program will host a series of online informational sessions beginning Nov. 4. The “Quick Convos” will feature FARM staff and industry stakeholders discussing program components, expectations, and available resources. “These conversations will be an opportunity for farmers to really engage,” said Emily Yeiser Stepp, vice president for the FARM Program at the National …

Dairy Production, Prices Forecast to Rise

Clint Thompson Dairy

USDA is forecasting a rise in both dairy production and dairy product prices. Stephanie Ho has a report with all the details. World Ag Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski says USDA is forecasting a reduction of volatility and a return to normalcy in the dairy industry next year.

UGA Closes Tifton Dairy Research Center

Clint Thompson Dairy, Georgia

From the Georgia Milk Producers According to the Georgia Farm Bureau, after several years of battling low milk prices, changes in administrators and recent state budget cuts from COVID-19, the vacuum pumps at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Dairy Research Center were permanently turned off on Sept. 4, Georgia Milk Producers reported in its September Georgia Milk Review. Since …


USDA Announces Deadline to Submit Wildfire, Hurricane Disaster Assistance Applications

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Final Opportunity for 2018 and 2019 Disaster Recovery Assistance (USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced. “The physical and financial loss experienced …

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Dairy Margin Coverage Program Enrollment for 2021 Opens Next Week

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release, USDA

Enhancements to Online Dairy Decision Tool Now Available (USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting applications for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 for 2021 enrollment.  “This year has been a market roller coaster for the dairy industry, and the Dairy Margin Coverage program is a valuable tool dairy producers can use to manage risk,” said …

NMPF Supports USDA Efforts to Modernize Animal ID and Disease Traceability Requirements

Clint Thompson Dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) submitted comments supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposal on the Use of Radio Frequency Identification Tags as Official Identification in Cattle and Bison. APHIS has proposed to require the use of official 840-RFID tags for all dairy cattle involved in interstate commerce starting Jan. 1, 2023.  …


NMPF Offers Toolbox to Dairy Farmers

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Now that USDA has announced a new round of disaster assistance to agricultural producers with CFAP-2, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has created a resource guide to help dairy farmers understand and apply for the program. The toolbox includes a breakdown of what the latest Coronavirus Food Assistance Program includes for dairy, as well as a link to relevant …


More Production and Price Impacts in Dairy Outlook

Clint Thompson Dairy, USDA

United States Department of Agriculture The recent trend of more milk per cow is expected to continue to boost production. How will that affect prices? Rod Bain has the story with World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Mark Jekanowski.

NMPF’s Castaneda: U.S. Needs to be Careful in Mexican Trade Issues

Clint Thompson Dairy, Trade

Trade issues with Mexico by seasonal agricultural producers here in the Southeast on various products have some wondering about the ripple effect this may have on Mexican trade across agriculture. National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Senior Vice President for Policy Strategy and International Trade, Jaime Castaneda, looked at the issue and how the dairy industry continues to monitor it, during …