Policy

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

12 Nov, 2018

NMPF Urges Passage of Farm Bill in Lame Duck Session

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

For dairy, changes include increasing the insurable feed-milk margin from $8 to $9, calculating margins on a monthly basis and reducing premiums for herds producing less than 5 million lb of milk annually.

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08 Nov, 2018

The Conundrum Of Higher Make Allowances

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Higher make allowance would allow for building more processing capacity, but they also would likely lower farmer pay prices. 

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06 Nov, 2018

How Tonight’s Election Could Impact Your Tax Bill

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

This time last year President Trump introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Doug Claussen, a partner and CPA with K-Coe Isom says tonight’s elections could impact your tax bill in the long-term.

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31 Oct, 2018

MPP Milk-Feed Margin Tops $8 in September

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The All-Milk price climbed to $16.70, the highest of the year.

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25 Oct, 2018

Lawmaker Says Farm Bill Compromise Is Likely After The Election

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on the farm bill before the fall recess, Representative Rodney Davis says compromise is likely following the election.

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17 Oct, 2018

Is Class 7 Really Dead?

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

Pricing program that shut out U.S. processors may not go away altogether. 

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11 Oct, 2018

USMCA: What You Need To Know

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

It’s not the Village People song, it’s the new NAFTA

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09 Oct, 2018

Euphoria Over USMCA Tempered by Reality

Policy | By: Dairy Talk

It will take some time, even years, before the agreed to changes are fully implemented.

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08 Oct, 2018

Cheese Makers Praise USMCA Deal for Protecting Common Food Names

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

For the first time, a major trade agreement protects common food names.

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05 Oct, 2018

Butter Makers Also Want FDA To Enforce Standards of Identity

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The most blatant mislabeling comes from Miyoko’s Kitchen “Vegan Butter” and Fora Foods’ “FabaButter," says ABI.

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