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