Policy

Get insights into the legal dynamics of the milk industry. Ascertain new bills passed, amendations to traditional practises and much more.

13 Dec, 2018

Pending Oregon Legislation Would Make State Dairy Regs Toughest in the Country

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The bills would apply to dairies with more than 2,500 cows or herds with more than 1,000 animal units that don’t have access to seasonal pasture.

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12 Dec, 2018

House Passes The 2018 Farm Bill In Landslide Vote

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The 2018 Farm Bill crossed the second of three hurdles on Wednesday when the House approved the measure in a landslide vote of 369-47 two days after the final conference report was made public.

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11 Dec, 2018

Senate Approves 2018 Farm Bill

Policy | By: John Herath

The 2018 Farm Bill quickly and easily crossed its first hurdle today as the Senate approved the measure on a 87 to 13 vote a day after the final conference report was made public.

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11 Dec, 2018

Dairy’s New Farm Bill: How Will Congress Pay For It?

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

As one dairy economist says, “Don’t try to figure out the mind of God.”

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11 Dec, 2018

Industry Groups Show Support For Dairy Language in Farm Bill

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

The upgrades offered by the new Dairy Margin Coverage program finally offer a level playing field for dairy producers.

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10 Dec, 2018

The New Federal Order Will Bump Prices in California

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Announced Class III prices are 89 cents higher than the old California 4b cheese milk prices would have been. 

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10 Dec, 2018

Dairy Language In New Farm Bill Could Bring Money Back To Dairy Producers

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

The Dairy Margin Coverage program, formerly the Margin Protection Program, offers greater coverage options and risk management opportunities. Plus producers could get part of their premiums back. 

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07 Dec, 2018

Dairy Producers Are Bullish on Exports

Policy | By: Mark O'Keefe

Four U.S. dairy producers took a trip to Japan. What they saw gave them a positive viewpoint on U.S. dairy trade.

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06 Dec, 2018

Dairy Report: Canada’s Reaction To USMCA And A Look At 2019 Milk Prices

Policy | By: Taylor Leach

Canadian dairy producers were not pleased after the signing of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) last Friday.

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05 Dec, 2018

China Trade Truce: Is 90 Days Enough?

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Analysts are doubtful, and recent tweet from President Trump implies he’s doubtful too.

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