dairy producers

Dairy Producers Reminded to Enroll for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dan Dairy, Marketing

Dairy producers are being reminded to enroll for the 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program. Last year, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) took steps to improve coverage, especially for small- and mid-sized dairies. Scott Marlow, FSA Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs, notes this includes a new Supplemental DMC program. Last year, supplemental DMC provided $42.8 million in payments to better help small- and …


IDF World Dairy Summit a U.S. Dairy Opportunity

Dan Dairy, International Dairy Federation (IDF), International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit brings unique opportunities for U.S. dairy as the host nation. The event will be held in Chicago next Oct. 16-19, as the global conference returns to the U.S. for the first time in three decades. This happens at a time when rising exports and world-leading sustainability gives the U.S. industry a great story to …

56th Florida Dairy Production Conference

56th Florida Dairy Production Conference is Thursday

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Education, Florida

The 56th Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held Thursday, December 1st at the Straughn Center in Gainesville FL. The Conference started in 1964 and aims to create a program that brings together some of the newest research, innovations, recommendations, and ideas for improving the sustainability and profitability of the Florida dairy industry. The presented information provides practical take-home messages for dairy farmers …


Proposed WIC Change Would Decrease Access to Dairy Products

Dan Dairy, International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), This Land of Ours

A proposed change to WIC could mean less dairy. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) say the USDA’s proposed changes to the Women, Infants, and Children’s Nutrition Program will limit dairy access. “Unfortunately, the changes would decrease access to dairy products and the unique nutrient …

Dairy Margin Coverage

Enrollment Continues for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dan Dairy, Marketing, USDA-FSA

Dairy producers are being reminded enrollment for 2023 coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program continues. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net program helps producers manage changes in milk and feed prices. Last year, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) took steps to improve coverage, especially for small- and mid-sized dairies, including offering a new Supplemental DMC program and updating its feed …

cow-calf operations

Cow-Calf Operations Vary in Adopting Rotational Grazing

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Pasture, USDA-ERS

Rotational grazing is a frequently discussed livestock management practice with a wide variety of public and private benefits. Little information has been available on the adoption rate of rotational grazing, so the Economic Research Service at USDA issued a report on the subject. Data shows that 40 percent of cow-calf operations report using rotational grazing. However, just 40 percent of that number …


NMPF Chairman Highlights Dairy’s Strengths

Dan Dairy, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Chairman Randy Mooney, a dairy farmer from Missouri, spoke during last week’s NMPF annual meeting in Denver. He said the spirit of collaboration and facing challenges head on, embodied in the cooperative model, will give dairy strength in the years to come. More of Mooney’s comments can be found on the NMPF website.


Preliminary Damage Assessment for Florida Agriculture Following Hurricane Ian

Dan Agri-Business, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Dairy, Economy, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Herbs, Hydroponics, Livestock, News from Our Sponsors, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Oct. 24, 2022) — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried released the FDACS preliminary damage assessment for agriculture following Hurricane Ian. The assessment considered losses to agriculture production and infrastructure and are estimated between $1,180,714,303 and $1,888,305,886. “While today’s assessment is a preliminary snapshot of the losses to Florida agriculture, it is a critical first step …