Policy

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

30 Aug, 2018

​​​​​​​A Dairy Tariff Relief Promise Not Kept

Policy | By: Dairy Talk

What stunned me was USDA’s announcement of the paltry 12¢/cwt payment.

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29 Aug, 2018

The Documents You’ll Need To Get A Tariff Payment

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

USDA announced earlier this week that farmers would be able to begin applying for tariff aid at their local FSA offices beginning Sept. 4 as long as their commodities had been harvested and documented. 

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29 Aug, 2018

Canada Ready To Open Dairy Markets

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

Canada appears ready to give concessions that could open markets to U.S. products, including ultrafiltered milk. Deadline to complete the deal is Friday.

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27 Aug, 2018

U.S., Mexico Reach Trade Deal Agreement

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Details on when tariffs would end not announced.

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21 Aug, 2018

U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal Could Nix Tariffs

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

As the two countries come together, Canada sits on the sidelines.

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17 Aug, 2018

Vilsack On Current Trade Issues

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Tom Vilsack, CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture was on CNBC’s SquakBox discussing trade this week, check it out.

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16 Aug, 2018

U.S., Mexico Trade Deal Won’t Do Much For Dairy

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

Countries wait for Canada to get involved before negotiating dairy deals.

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14 Aug, 2018

USDA To Purchase $50 Million in Fluid Milk

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

The buy represents 100 to 130 million pounds of milk.

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14 Aug, 2018

Bye, Bye rBST

Policy | By: Mike Opperman

Consumer perception spelled the end for rBST, despite its benefits as a method to enable sustainable milk production. 

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03 Aug, 2018

Amendment Banning Dairy Label Enforcement Fails; Processor Aid Passes

Policy | By: Wyatt Bechtel

Dairy farmers got a couple of wins in the Senate when a bill with the goal of defunding the FDA's enforcement of food labels failed and a piece of legislation with the goal of sparking innovation in processing passed.

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