Policy

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

16 Feb, 2018

DACA Still In Limbo

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

Attempts to pass immigration reform in the Senate stalled, leaving a decision on DACA hanging in the balance.

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13 Feb, 2018

NMPF Urges USDA to Quickly Re-open Dairy Margin Protection Program

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

NMPF also asks that those farmers with LGM-Dairy contracts be allowed to exit and enroll in MPP if they so wish.

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09 Feb, 2018

Canada: 73% of U.S. Milk Price Is Subsidized

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

New report sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada looks at the impact of subsidy programs on the U.S. dairy industry.

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09 Feb, 2018

After a Brief Shutdown, President Signs Spending Bill to Benefit Ag

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Early Friday morning President Trump signed the latest stopgap spending measure into law, providing safety net changes for cotton and dairy, retroactively reviving the biodiesel tax credit and strengthening disaster assistance for livestock, bees and fish.

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09 Feb, 2018

Analyst: Spending Bill Dairy Program Changes Most Significant In 40 Years

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Early Friday morning President Trump signed the latest stopgap spending measure into law, providing safety net changes for dairy farmers.

 

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08 Feb, 2018

Uncertainty Rains (sic pun intended)

Policy | By: Dairy Talk

Only time and markets will correct the mess we’re in.

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08 Feb, 2018

Proposed Senate Budget Deal To Strengthen Dairy Safety Net

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Senate leaders announced a two-year budget deal on Wednesday that will keep the government funded through March 23 and modify the safety nets for cotton and dairy.

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05 Feb, 2018

Dairy Makes NAFTA Negotiations More Challenging

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

If dairy has benefited from NAFTA so much, why is it one of the biggest hurdles in the negotiations? The answer is simple: Canadian supply management.

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01 Feb, 2018

Is It Too Late For The U.S. To Rejoin TPP?

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Last week President Trump said he was open to rejoining the Transpacific Partnership if his administration could negotiate a "substantially better deal.” It might be too late.

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26 Jan, 2018

NMPF, USDEC Outline Three NAFTA Priorities

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

NMPF and USDEC leadership urge Congressional leaders to underscore U.S. NAFTA dairy priorities while in Montreal, including renewing pressure on Canada to change their Class 7 pricing mechanism. 

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