Aug. 27 2018
Collin Peterson, former chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee, recently told Hoard’s Dairyman he is cautiously optimistic about the long-term risk management...
July 23 2018
Numbers recently released by USDA showed that signing up for MPP-Dairy (Margin Protection Program for Dairy) was a worthwhile effort for many dairy producers
June 18 2018
June 1 — that was USDA’s original deadline for dairy farmers to sign up for USDA’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) for 2018 coverage
May 28 2018
While the program may invoke trepidation or blasé from dairy farmers, those who sign up for the 2018 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) will receive a payment on the initial 5 million...
May 14 2018
Everyone who milks cows for a living should take a serious look at the revamped Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
May 7 2018
The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (ANA18) out of committee on April 18, 2018
April 18 2018
The first rule of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy or MPP-Dairy is that you cannot count on it to save you
April 9 2018
A couple of months ago the details were released regarding changes to the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
March 12 2018
While findings from the 2017 Census of Agriculture will not be released for quite some time, the annual count of licensed dairy operations contained in the February Milk Production report from USDA offers...
Feb. 12 2018
When 97.5 percent of milk — 149.7 billion pounds of the total 153.4 billion pounds of 2017 MPP-Dairy production history — was signed up at the $4 coverage level, it was clear that the Margin...
Nov. 27 2017
“Dairy and cotton have been targeted as the two commodity programs for improvements in the next Farm Bill,” said Paul Bleiberg
July 10 2017
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an update in late June to their farm program-spending baseline. This CBO baseline is a critical component of the farm bill discussion
April 10 2017
Debate over the future cost of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) has ramped up in recent weeks
March 20 2017
In my view, the intriguing question is why did anyone sign up for more than the $4 coverage in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) this year?
March 13 2017
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) board of directors recently approved a list of changes to modify the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) safety net for dairy producers
Feb. 20 2017
“Buy-up coverage” fell 72 percent this year when compared to 2016 for the farm bill’s signature dairy program known as the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
Jan. 30 2017
This is the last of three articles looking at major questions that can be asked of the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
Dec. 26 2016
Most agricultural lenders and other input suppliers from multiple regions of the country are telling me that they are seeing signs of financial stress
Nov. 21 2016
As the dairy industry is finishing its second year of low milk prices and the third sign-up for the new Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy) is underway
Oct. 10 2016
In the dialog of potential changes for the Margin Protection Program (MPP), feed cost coefficients are often the most discussed by farmers and dairy industry specialists. While this may in fact be an area...