April 25 2024
Monday, April 29 is the last day dairy farmers will be able to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program in 2024
Feb. 26 2024
The year started off with disappointing milk prices for dairy producers and uncertainty about when the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2024 would be available
Oct. 16 2023
The new year began with a somewhat prosperous $21.60 All-Milk price forecast. Eventually hamstrung by $13.77 and $14.91 Class III milk prices in June and July, USDA economists revised and lowered the 2023...
Sept. 14 2023
Though the calendar has not yet turned to fall, the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program has already eclipsed the $1 billion mark in payments for 2023. Expected payments as of September 5 are now at $1.13...
Sept. 7 2023
Headlines featuring broken records for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program are beginning to sound like, well, a broken record, but unfortunately, that is the reality as the July income-over-feed cost...
Aug. 7 2023
The margin over feed costs calculated by USDA for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program fell to a record low in June
Jan. 31 2022
Dairy economists are optimistic about dairy prices for 2022, and Cornell University’s Chris Wolf shared those sentiments during a Center for Dairy Excellence “Protecting your profits”...
Jan. 3 2022
November’s $20.80 All-Milk price posted in the most recent Agricultural Prices yielded the smallest Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) payments of the year at 36 cents per hundredweight (cwt.) for farmers
Dec. 9 2021
After several delays at the Office of Management and Budget, USDA finally opened the door to begin enrollment for 2022 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) on Monday, December 13
Sept. 13 2021
Consistent calls began rolling into our office on Thursday, September 9. Multiple dairymen from different regions of the country shared similar stories of missing payments
Dec. 10 2020
If this year has proven anything, it’s that we cannot predict the future
Dec. 10 2020
As the wild ride that has been 2020 comes to a close, dairy economists have their eyes directed toward what’s in store for 2021
Dec. 3 2020
“The industry, on the demand side, cannot be firing on all cylinders as long as food service continues to be impacted by the pandemic,” said Peter Vitaliano
Dec. 3 2020
Recently, I was lecturing about the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program in my dairy enterprise management class when a student asked how farmers can obtain their own feed costs in a simple and fast way
Nov. 9 2020
Roughly a quarter of U.S. milk was covered under Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) and about 13% was insured under Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for 2020, said Tiffany LaMendola of Blimling and Associates
July 8 2019
Sign-up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is well underway, and sign-ups have been steady since enrollment began on June 17
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)