Policy

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

19 Nov, 2019

California Department of Ag Rejects Request for Dairy Quota ‘Cease and Desist’ Order

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Quota opponents say they have enough votes to terminate the program.

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18 Nov, 2019

Perdue Directs FSA To Prioritize MFP Payments

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While USDA initially said the second round of MFP payments would be made between Nov. 18 and Nov. 28, 2019, county FSA offices have been directed to prioritize processing of the payments and conclude that by November 22.

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11 Nov, 2019

Signal to Noise Exclusive: Peterson Says Time is Now for New Dairymen

Policy | By: John Herath

He says the Dairy Margin Coverage program will provide opportunities for new and beginning farmers.

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08 Nov, 2019

Second Round of 2019 MFP To Be Issued in December

Policy | By: Marge Kulba

Farm Journal Washington Correspondent Jim Wiesemeyer says the second MFP 2 installment has been authorized.

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07 Nov, 2019

Peterson: DMC Should Be Modified To Protect Large Dairies, Too

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While the dairy industry as a whole is happy with the program, House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) says some changes need to be made to make the program more beneficial to farms of all sizes.

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06 Nov, 2019

Dairy Farmer Contradicts Pulse Poll, Says Trump Support Is Dwindling

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The most recent Farm Journal Pulse Poll shows there’s still plenty of farm country support for the president.

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06 Nov, 2019

California Quota Foes Seek ‘Cease and Desist’ Order

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Quota opponents say the program lacks the force of law.

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29 Oct, 2019

California Quota Meetings To Show Sobering Impacts

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

If quotas were terminated suddenly, California milk production could decline as much as 4.2%.

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17 Oct, 2019

China – U.S. Trade Agreement Questions Abound

Policy | By: Betsy Jibben

Last Friday, President Trump said China had agreed to buy between 40 and $50 billion worth of us agriculture in less than two years. Will it happen?

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17 Oct, 2019

Minnesota Pollution Agency Required to Consider Air Emissions In Dairy Permitting Case

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is being required to consider greenhouse gas emissions for a dairy expanding from 1,500 to 3,000 cows.

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