April 29 2019
The countdown is on. Over the course of the next 60 days, dairy farmers must determine if they will sign up for the 2018 Farm Bill’s signature dairy program — Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC)
April 12 2019
USDA has made the ailing dairy economy a high priority and will work diligently to roll out the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) safety net with milk prices at decade-low levels
March 11 2019
Though sign up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program does not begin until June, payment calculations are already underway
March 4 2019
“If they can hold on, help is on the way thanks to the farm bill,” USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue firmly stated to the House Committee on Agriculture
Jan. 11 2019
Congress stepped up in a big way when it passed the 2018 Farm Bill in late December. The dairy portion is far more farmer friendly than the previous dairy title, and its revamped provisions may actual
Jan. 7 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill has significantly changed the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) that was introduced in the 2014 Farm Bill
Dec. 21 2018
Congress and the president stepped up in a big way when they passed the 2018 Farm Bill . . . officially called the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018
Dec. 17 2018
The 2018 Farm Bill recently passed by Congress offers significant changes to the dairy safety net relative to the safety net included in the 2014 Farm Bill
Sept. 24 2018
“The farm bill is an interesting piece of legislature,” said Mark Stephenson, the director of dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Aug. 13 2018
It’s conference time in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives when it comes to a new farm bill
July 16 2018
I know everything is political now, and there is no patience for a farm bill policy discussion
Nov. 27 2017
“Dairy and cotton have been targeted as the two commodity programs for improvements in the next Farm Bill,” said Paul Bleiberg
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)....