Aug. 14 2017
What does the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue say is a “must” for dairy farmers in the next farm bill?
April 10 2017
Debate over the future cost of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) has ramped up in recent weeks
Dec. 28 2015
Federal safety net programs are designed to protect farmers, who actively share in the risk of a farming operation, against unanticipated changes in the marketplace. Farmers who receive such payments are...
Sept. 7 2015
Update: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to extend the sign-up deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) until Friday, November 20th. A September 30 deadline looms for those dairy producers...
Jan. 19 2015
While a few sign-ups could still be trickling in from FSA offices, 59.4 percent of the nation's milk supply will be covered by the new Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) in 2015
Dec. 8 2014
November 28. December 5. Now December 19. With a third deadline for sign-ups for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy, (MPP-Dairy), one might guess that dairy producer acceptance of the program has...
Oct. 15 2014
First seek to understand, then act on the new farm bill's new dairy component. The recent Farm Bill eliminates the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) and replaces it with a Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy)....
Oct. 13 2014
Don't be surprised if the after-Thanksgiving mayhem of "Black Friday" shopping sales causes USDA to extend the sign-up deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) provision of the recently passed...
Aug. 15 2014
Sometime in the next two weeks or so – the deadline is September 1 – the U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue final details about how the 2014 Farm Bill's voluntary Dairy Margin Protection...
July 14 2014
Let's get rules published on dairy insurance by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Take a look at the calendar. Exactly 158 days have passed since President Obama signed the farm bill on February 7, 2014. Exactly...
March 17 2014
Even though Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy Insurance (LGM-Dairy) only first came on the scene in 2008, it quickly became an effective tool to minimize milk price risk for a small group of the nation's dairy...
March 10 2014
Real dairy history took place when the President signed the new farm bill into law this past February. That momentous shift included the elimination of three underperforming dairy programs. Gone are dairy...
Feb. 25 2014
Dairy once again proved it can be a divisive issue. Reportedly, the farm bill's dairy provisions were still being hammered out just hours before the final bill was filed with the House Rules Committee....
Feb. 12 2014
Dairy portion outlined in Hoard's Dairyman webinar. By Patti Hurtgen, Online Media Manager One of the earliest discussions on the farm bill took place on Monday, February 10, when Hoard's Dairyman presented...
Feb. 10 2014
Hoard's Dairyman Webinar Archives February 10, 2014: "What does the farm bill mean to dairy?" presented by Scott Brown, University of Missouri Brought to you by Hoard's Dairyman (www.hoards.com) In this...
Jan. 27 2014
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of President Johnson's "War on Poverty". Although he first discussed it in a January 1964 speech, the first food assistance program didn't become law until August...
Sept. 6 2013
Processor group leader takes another swipe at milk producers. For decades, the relationship between milk producer groups and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), which represents milk processors,...
Aug. 10 2013
After nearly two years of debate and one failed vote for passage in June, the House of Representatives passed a farm-only farm bill in mid-July. Not only does this version not address food assistance which...