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Dairy Helping to Get Rural America Vaccinated

Dan Dairy

The pace of U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations has been one of the top stories in the country the past few weeks. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) notes with more and more people taking part in this vaccination process, it’s allowing the economy to build again and in the case of dairy, getting people into restaurants, keeping schools open for nutritious …

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Livestock Insurance Policy Updates

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, USDA-RMA

Last week, the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced updates to the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) and Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) policies. RMA Acting Administrator Richard Flournoy first runs through the updates scheduled to take effect next year for the LGM program. And Flournoy describes the updates to RMA’s Dairy Revenue Protection program. RMA is updating the livestock insurance policies to improve options …

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National Milk Producers Federation on DAIRY PRIDE Act

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Legislative

A couple of weeks ago the DAIRY PRIDE Act, a bill that would bring clear, accurate labeling information for consumers and end harmful mislabeling of dairy foods by peddlers of plant-based products, was re-introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. The legislation requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce its own existing standards of identity on imitation …

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USDA Improves Livestock Crop Insurance Policies with New Options

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Economy, Livestock, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced they are updating livestock insurance policies to improve options for producers and to create more opportunities for producers to participate. USDA’s Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) has made updates to the Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) and Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) policies. These updates will be effective for the 2022 and succeeding crop years. Updates to …

NMPF Supports Labeling Integrity Through DAIRY PRIDE Act

Clint Thompson Dairy

This week, the DAIRY PRIDE Act, a bill that would bring clear, accurate labeling information for consumers and end harmful mislabeling of dairy foods by peddlers of plant-based products, was re-introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. The legislation requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce its own existing standards of identity on imitated dairy products …

Earth Day Highlights Dairy’s Everyday Leadership

Clint Thompson Dairy

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) wants everyone to know that dairy farmers produce a perishable product harvested around the clock, every day of the year. Dairy’s leadership in sustainable agriculture includes the promotion of soil health, optimizing water use, improving water quality and more. Dairy-farm livelihoods depend on healthy, vibrant ecosystems, and well-operated …

Ideas to Help Keep More Dairy Operators on the Farm

Clint Thompson Dairy

In order to stem the tide of dairy operation bankruptcies, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some ideas to help keep more dairy operators on their farms. Gary Crawford has the story. Vilsack told a recent House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing that efforts to combat climate change could be a major opportunity for dairy producers.

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Environmental Stewardship Natural for Dairy

Dan Dairy, Environment

Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22nd, and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) notes this will be a natural opportunity to highlight dairy’s commitment to environmental stewardship. NMPF Senior Director for Sustainability Initiatives and leader of Environmental Stewardship and Workforce Development for the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program, Nicole Ayache, says carrying for our natural …

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Petition Asks EPA to Regulate Large Livestock Farms

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Environment, Livestock, Pork

Two dozen environmental and consumer groups are asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate large dairy and hog farms under federal air pollution laws. Groups like the Sierra Club and the Government Accountability Project say in their petition that “The EPA has the duty and authority to regulate these methane super-emitters under the Clean Air Act as part of …