Policy

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

09 Jan, 2019

Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Officially Lead EPA

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

On Wednesday President Trump formally nominated acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director to lead the agency.

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09 Jan, 2019

Big Dairy Is About to Flood America’s School Lunches With Milk

Policy | By: Bloomberg News

The Department of Agriculture is throwing out Obama-era school nutrition standards and tossing a lifeline to the dairy industry. It’s called more fat, sugar, and salt.

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02 Jan, 2019

California Methane Digesters Largely Dependent on Government Credits

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Up to 93% of the revenue to operate a methane digester would come from state and federal government credits.

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27 Dec, 2018

Farm Bill Dairy Program Could Put Mid-sized Dairies At Risk

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

'Mid-sized dairies could be the ones who equilibrate the market.' Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota

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21 Dec, 2018

Trump Approval Sky High in Ag

Policy | By: John Herath

While general polls peg President Donald Trump’s approval rating in the low forties, the latest Farm Journal Pulse on the president’s approval shows solid support among those in agriculture.

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20 Dec, 2018

Changes to Farm Bill Dairy Program Could Significantly Increase Benefits

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

If same market condition exist next year, benefits could nearly quadruple. 

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19 Dec, 2018

Farm Bill Provides $50 Million for Mental Health Resources for Farmers

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The bill attempts to address the lack of mental health resources in rural communities.

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18 Dec, 2018

Dairy Farmers Received More Than a Quarter Billion Dollars in MPP Payments in 2018

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

More than 21,400 dairy farmers received the payments, up by more than 2,000 over 2017 participation.

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15 Dec, 2018

Tulare, Calif. Dairy Farmers Get 36¢ Bump From New Federal Order

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The announced Statistical Uniform Price for Tulare was $14.94/cwt and for Los Angeles, $15.44.

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13 Dec, 2018

Pending Oregon Legislation Would Make State Dairy Regs Toughest in the Country

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The bills would apply to dairies with more than 2,500 cows or herds with more than 1,000 animal units that don’t have access to seasonal pasture.

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