NMPF Urges Farmers to Consider DMC

Dan Dairy, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)

We told you earlier this week that signup for USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2023 is underway. And with rising costs eroding dairy margins despite high farm milk prices, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is urging farmers to sign up for maximum 2023 coverage under the program. DMC is designed to promote stable revenues and protect against financial catastrophe for small …

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Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dan Dairy, USDA-FSA

Dairy producers can now enroll for 2023 coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program. 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 …


Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried on UF/IFAS Preliminary Agricultural Damage Assessment

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Cover Crops, Dairy, Economy, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Grapefruit, Lemons, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

(FDACS/GAINESVILLE, FL/Oct. 18, 2022) — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) released a preliminary assessment of the agricultural production losses associated with Hurricane Ian. The report, which considered crops, livestock, and animal products, estimates a potential loss of up to $1.56 billion for Florida producers. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services (FDACS) is expected to release its …

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North Florida Sending Fencing Supplies to Hurricane Ian Battered Areas

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Florida, Livestock, Pasture

Efforts have been underway the past couple of weeks in the Florida panhandle to put together a truck load of fencing supplies to help producers in Southwest Florida that were affected by Hurricane Ian. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked to Holmes County Farm Bureau President, Jeremy Rolling, about this effort. He says they are now up to 4 semi-loads being …

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Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried Shares USDA Disaster Assistance Programs for Agricultural Producers, Urges Early Reporting of Losses

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cannabis, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Crop Insurance, Dairy, Economy, Eggs, Equine, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Hydroponics, Industry, Livestock, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, USDA, USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Weather, Wheat

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Sep 30, 2022) —  In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is sharing important resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist Florida agricultural producers who suffered losses due to the storm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by Hurricane Ian that USDA has multiple programs to provide assistance in the wake of …


USDA Extends Deadline for Grazing Land Agreements

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), Pasture, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the application deadline for the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Cooperative Agreements. The new deadline is now October 6. USDA is investing up to $12 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Associate Chief, …

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Dairy Research Centers Celebrate 35 Years

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Research, This Land of Ours

35 Years of dairy research. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The checkoff-funded Dairy Foods Research Centers network is celebrating its 35-year anniversary. It was created to provide innovative, science-backed solutions related to consumer demand as well as business needs and trends. Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) provides the structure and oversight for more than 20 universities that comprise …

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Keeping Livestock Inventory Records

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, USDA-FSA

With many eyes across the Southeast tracking the movement of Hurricane Ian, this is a good time to remind livestock producers about the importance of inventory records in the event of a natural disaster. When a disaster, like Hurricane Ian strikes, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) can help you if you’ve suffered excessive livestock death losses and grazing or …


U.S. to Host 2023 IDF World Dairy Summit

Dan Dairy

It was announced last week that the U.S. will host the 2023 International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit in Chicago. The IDF World Dairy Summit, the world’s leading international gathering of dairy-industry professionals, provides a vital forum for dairy leaders, experts, farmers, processors, traders and journalists worldwide to discuss how to further advance the collective global dairy sector forward in a …