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    Nearly 17,000 Dairy Farms Enroll in DMC Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin […]

    August 21, 2019
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    Farm Show Allows Some Venting

    Whether it was sharing the struggles of getting a crop in or worrying about where the crop may go, farmers and Minnesotans had a lot on their minds at a Farmfest forum.

    August 8, 2019
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    Stronger Dairy Prices and DMC Program Finally Step in for Midwest Dairy Farmers

    As the larger farms keep getting bigger, smaller dairies look for different ways to compete and keep the next generation on the farm.

    August 7, 2019
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    Five Things Everyone Should Know About A2 Milk

    A2 milk comes from cows with a natural genetic variation that gives their milk a slightly different protein ratio than conventional milk. “Designer milks” like A2 milk could be the beginning of something big for the dairy industry.

    July 23, 2019
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    USDA now making payments for dairy program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.

    July 15, 2019
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    Small Margins, Paychecks Make Dairy Prospects Grim for Young Farmers

    Dairy industry margins are thin, and many farms have seen equity slip away over the past few years. A recent dairyherd.com poll revealed 64% of respondents say they would not recommend their children join the dairy industry, with some exceptions.

    June 19, 2019
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    Secretary Perdue Announces New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Begins June 17

    DMC is the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices.

    June 14, 2019
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    FEEDD Act Seeks Feed Emergency Flexibility

    A proposal to give livestock farmers flexibility in dealing with weather-related feed emergencies has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

    June 12, 2019
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    Four Things to Know about the New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Anyone watching trends in the dairy industry over the last decade knows the sector continues to face substantial challenges, including fluctuations in commodity prices, inclement weather, and trade negotiations.

    May 21, 2019
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    Reviewing the State of the Dairy Economy

    House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California delivered the following remarks at the subcommittee on reviewing the state of the dairy economy.

    May 3, 2019