Tag Archives: dairy

Nearly 17,000 Dairy Operations Enrolled in Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dairy Producers Must Sign up before Sept. 20 for 2019 Coverage The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that as of August 19th, producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program since signup opened June 17. Producers interested in 2019 coverage must sign up before September 20, 2019. […]

New Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Now Open

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that signup began June 17 for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices, operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency […]

USDA Announces January Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers First 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the January 2019 income over feed cost margin was $7.99 per hundredweight, triggering the first payment for eligible dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces the […]

Enrollment Open for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program  

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin – the difference between the price of […]

NEMO Dairy Management Conference Coming to Memphis February 26th

The 14th Annual Northeast Missouri Dairy Management Conference will be held in Memphis at the Scotland County Fitness Center on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Registration is from 9:00-9:30 a.m. with lunch scheduled from 12:00 – 1:30.  Speakers for the event are all experts in the field including Dr. Michael J. Wolf, DVM, from the Wisconsin […]

Override Failure Hits Missouri Dairy Hard

  Chesterfield, MO — Missouri’s dairy farmers are very disappointed today in how close the Missouri General Assembly came to an override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1326 and SB 506 which contained the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014.” “Despite the Missouri Senate passing the override by a 24-7 vote, the override […]

USDA Announces Extension of Milk Income Loss Contract Program for 2014

On April 7th U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced the extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program. The extended MILC protects dairy farmers enrolled in the program against income loss through September 1, 2014, or until a new Margin Protection Program for dairy producers (MPP), […]