Risk Management

We help you continue conducting business fruitfuly in challenging market conditions with our risk management insights and advice.

27 Mar, 2020

Dairy Margin Coverage Payment Expected March Through December

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

The highest payment could come in June.

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18 Mar, 2020

Nursing Home Bingo and COVID-19

Risk Management | By: Dairy Talk

We need a lot less on-line vitriol and a bunch more empathy to get through this thing.

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20 Jan, 2020

2020 Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Down 19 Percentage Points

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

“Partly driving the decline is the brighter economic outlook for dairy in 2020.” --Michael Nepveux, Farm Bureau

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09 Jan, 2020

What Can Be Learned From Fluid Milk Bankruptcies?

Risk Management | By: Dairy Talk

The hardest lesson of all is to never stand still.

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14 Nov, 2019

CME To Launch Block Cheese Futures and Options

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Each contract will represent the equivalent of 20,000 lb of block cheddar cheese.

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28 Oct, 2019

4 Tips to Prepare for Dairy’s Next Downturn

Risk Management | By: Taylor Leach

Although producers are still gun shy to admit that things are looking up for the dairy industry, a considerable improvement in milk prices has seemed to lift their spirits.

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14 Oct, 2019

Wet Corn Could Bring Opportunity for Feed Cost Savings

Risk Management | By: Sonja Begemann

With so much late-planted corn, it’s likely many farmers are struggling with wet grain. Because drying costs could be prohibitive, they’re looking for ways to market high-moisture corn and it could be a way for dairy producers to access lower-cost feed.

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09 Oct, 2019

2020 Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Now Open

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

In 2019, USDA has already paid out more than $300 million in DMC payments.

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07 Oct, 2019

Dairy Farmers Eligible for Weather Disaster Payments on Dumped Milk

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Fortunately, the recently updated 2018 and 2019 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity and Milk Loss (WHIP-ML) program provides payments for eligible dairy farmers impacted by weather disasters between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019.

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02 Oct, 2019

2019 DMC Payments Total Nearly $303 Million

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

That’s an average payment of $13,385 per enrolled farm.

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