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  1. Top Ag News
    DMC Triggered for March 2020

    The March 2020 income over feed cost margin was $9.15 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the first payment of 2020 for dairy producers […]

    May 21, 2020
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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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    Keep cows cool, protect productivity

    As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals need to stay cool in order to remain productive. The University of Missouri says farmers should look at ways to reduce the heat during the dog days of summer. Here are five heat reduction systems that are economically beneficial for dairy operations in hot, humid climates.

    July 18, 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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    First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment Triggered

    The January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage program.

    March 8, 2019
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    Dairy Provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill

    This article updates the farmdoc daily article of November 30, 2018 by examining the dairy policy provisions in the recently passed Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018.

    December 20, 2018
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    USDA Highlights Benefits of Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool

    More than 21,400 dairy producers opted for coverage through the Margin Protection Program for Dairy in 2018, up by more than 2,000 producers from the previous year.

    December 19, 2018
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    Dairy Margin Protection Program in the next Farm Bill

    This article discusses dairy policy since the 2014 Farm Bill with an emphasis on the changes contained in the House and Senate farm bills.

    December 3, 2018
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    $555 Million Cheese Plant, Animal Activists Sue USDA

    Recently the Animal Welfare Institute has filed suit against the USDA for failing to require third-party audits of food label claims such as “humane” and “sustainable.”

    November 30, 2018
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    Tight Margins Slow Milk Production

    U.S. dairy farmers have taken 43,000 cows out of the national herd since February, reining in milk production growth in a fourth year of sour milk prices.

    November 29, 2018