Policy

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

23 Apr, 2018

NAFTA Completion May Wait Until December

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Amid all the discussion of having an agreement in principle completed by early May, U.S. officials involved in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement say the target completion date for the deal is early December.

 

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19 Apr, 2018

Changes to Dairy Margin Protection Program a Good Start

Policy | By: Dairy Talk

If ultimately passed by Congress, farmers would be able to sign up for $9 milk-feed margin protection. 

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18 Apr, 2018

NMPF Backs House Farm Bill Changes

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Other groups aren’t as supportive

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17 Apr, 2018

What should we do with Canada?

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

The U.S. and Canada remain at odds over trade, even as an 'agreement in principle' is forthcoming on NAFTA. 

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16 Apr, 2018

U.S. Dairy On NAFTA: Why Can't We Be Friends?

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

In this episode of the Barn Buzz chat I visited with Shaun Haney of RealAgriculture.com to get some Canadian perspective on NAFTA renegotiations.

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13 Apr, 2018

How Tariffs Actually Work

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Chris Hurt, an ag economist at Purdue University broke it down for Chip Flory on Wednesday’s edition of AgriTalk After The Bell.

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12 Apr, 2018

House Farm Bill Includes Several Major Changes For Dairy

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Changes included modify the safety net programs further, rename the MPP program and change the price formula for Class I.

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11 Apr, 2018

Senator on NAFTA: Don’t Forget Dairy

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer insisting dairy issues with Canada be remedied before the agreement is finalized.

 

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05 Apr, 2018

​​​​​​​Keeping the H2C Dream Alive

Policy | By: Dairy Talk

Senior House staffer debunks four myths concerning the proposed guest worker program for dairy labor.

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03 Apr, 2018

USDA Sets MPP Enrollment Period

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

Program changes are set in place as part of Bipartisan Budget Act. 

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