Oct. 5 2020
With the effects of COVID-19 dominating the news in the dairy industry, there has been little time to analyze how the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program passed in the 2018 farm bill has supported dairy...
Feb. 3 2020
The financial situation for dairy producers has improved as milk prices gained more than $4 per hundredweight during 2019
Dec. 9 2019
With the milk price component of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) calculation climbing for the tenth consecutive month in October, and margin levels above the $9.50 threshold since August, the fact that...
Sept. 23 2019
USDA extended the deadline on its signature dairy safety net program — Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC)
Sept. 2 2019
Many dairy producers who enrolled in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program have already received checks for the first part of the year
Aug. 12 2019
Sign-up for the 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program concludes on September 20, 2019, leaving dairy producers a little more than one month to choose to participate in the new farm bill program
July 8 2019
Dairy farming invokes a nostalgic image in America among many folks in my generation: Lots of farms were diversified and had a handful of dairy cows to supply the family’s milk and feed the hogs,...
June 17 2019
With USDA initiating sign-ups for its cornerstone dairy safety net program on June 17, the federal agency simultaneously updated a major component in the feed cost margin calculator — hay prices
May 20 2019
Sign-up for USDA’s new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) risk management program begins in less than a month (on June 17)
May 13 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill authorized the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, a new tool that dairy producers can use to manage price risk
May 6 2019
January — $1.51, February — $1.28, and March — 65 cents. Those are the first three payments, on a per hundredweight (cwt.), basis for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program
April 8 2019
Today, the most critical issue for dairy farmers to think about is signing up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program
April 8 2019
When it comes to the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, I want to make sure dairy farmers and their lenders know what the point of the program is