Policy

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

26 Mar, 2019

USMCA Approval In Limbo

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says her country won’t approve the deal until steel and aluminum tariffs are removed.

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14 Mar, 2019

Is USMCA Ratification Around The Corner?

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The trade deal which will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement has been signed by all three participating countries, but still has yet to be ratified by Congress, something lawmakers hope happens this summer.

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12 Mar, 2019

Instead of Supply Management Perdue Suggests Farmers Quit Expanding

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Over the weekend, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited farmers in Vermont.

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11 Mar, 2019

USDA To Implement Class I Price Mover Change May 1

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Implementation was delayed due to the government shutdown earlier this year.

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07 Mar, 2019

January Milk-Feed Margin $7.99, Triggering Potential Payment

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program won't start until June, however.

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06 Mar, 2019

Perdue: Dairy Producers Just Need To Hang On

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

Implementation of dairy programs has highest priority 

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05 Mar, 2019

Stabenow: Farm Bill Implementation Is Critical

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) says her No. 1 priority is getting the farm bill implemented.

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28 Feb, 2019

Update: When Will You See Farm Bill Implementation?

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

‘Show me the money’ becomes ‘show me the implementation’ as dairy producers wait for progress on 2018 promises. 

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26 Feb, 2019

Loss of Generic Cheese Names Could Cost U.S. Dairy Farmers Billions

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Farm gate milk prices could fall 97¢ to $2.14/cwt in just the first three years, leading to the $9.5 to $20.2 billion in revenue losses.

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13 Feb, 2019

Immigration Reform Should Come This Year

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

According to Jim Wiesemeyer, if immigration reform is going to happen, it will be this year. 

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