Policy

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

30 Mar, 2020

Signal to Noise: USDA Gets Broad Authority for COVID-19 Aid

Policy | By: John Herath

The House on Friday approved the Senate's $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package.

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25 Mar, 2020

Dairy Industry Leaders Applauds Senate Relief Package

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) commended members of Congress for crafting a bipartisan package to provide support and relief during the coronavirus pandemic to all Americans, including dairy farmers.

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25 Mar, 2020

Senate Rescue Bill Includes $9.5 Billion for Farmers Impacted by Covid-19

Policy | By: Jim Wiesemeyer

Separate $9.5 billion funding for livestock and specialty crops.

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11 Mar, 2020

Minnesota Congressman Proposes 1X Update to Dairy Production Histories

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Currently, a farm’s DMC production history is based on the operation’s highest milk production in 2011, 2012 or 2013.  

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19 Feb, 2020

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Phosphorus Water Quality Clearing House

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The clearinghouse would operate much like a carbon credit exchange.

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04 Feb, 2020

Dairy Farmers Head to D.C. For State of The Union Address

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While many make their way to Washington D.C. for tonight’s State of the Union address, a handful of farmers including two dairy farmers will be among them.

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31 Jan, 2020

Five-Year Sunset Proposed for California Quota Program

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The plan would ensure that quota holders would recoup 80 to 90% of the value of their quota investment.

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30 Jan, 2020

Perdue Calls European Union GI Rules Hypocritical

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

During a recent trade meeting with the European Union (EU), Agriculture Secretary Perdue noted the “hypocrisy” of some of the EU’s Geographical Indicators (GIs) as a major hurdle for a trade deal.

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28 Jan, 2020

Minnesota Becomes First State To Require GHG Assessments

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The requirement was ordered by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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17 Jan, 2020

Could Dairy Be a Big Winner in the Phase One Trade Agreement?

Policy | By: Tyne Morgan

Just days after the U.S. and China signed the Phase One agreement, agricultural groups, traders and producers are still trying to sink their teeth into the scope of the trade deal.

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