Risk Management

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

04 Jul, 2019

Overhe(a)rd: ASF 101, Protect the Farm from Activists and Bacon Trucks

Risk Management | By: Portia Stewart

What makes some farms targets for undercover activists? What should I tell my neighbor about African Swine Fever? These questions and more are answered on episode 2 of Overhe(a)rd, the Farm Journal Livestock podcast. 

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01 Jul, 2019

History Can Provide Guidance With Milk Price Direction

Risk Management | By: AgDairy Market Update

It is said that history repeats itself, but that is not always the case. It can, however, provide guidance and is something that must be taken into consideration when looking at the markets. 

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27 Jun, 2019

Farmers to Receive Retroactive Dairy Margin Coverage Payments in July

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

According to Bill Northey, USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, the office of management and budget is finalizing some details, but USDA is ready to issue payments as soon as they get the green light.

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20 Jun, 2019

Q&A: How to Handle a Crisis on Your Dairy

Risk Management | By: Portia Stewart

Use this advice to handle emergencies, from undercover filming and tornadoes to barn fires and animal health issues.

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14 Jun, 2019

Dairy Margin Coverage Program Enrollment To Begin

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

FSA offices will be able to sign producers up beginning on Monday.

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14 Jun, 2019

April Dairy Margin Coverage Payment 54¢

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

The United States Department of Agriculture reports the milk/feed margin under the Dairy Margin Cover (DMC) program for April was $8.96, which would result in a payment of 54¢ for dairy farmers signing up for $9.50/coverage.

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30 May, 2019

Time To Replenish Working Capital

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Shoot for at least $400 of working capital per cow—$600 is even better.

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29 May, 2019

Protect Your Feed Bill Against Rising Commodity Prices

Risk Management | By: Mike Opperman

It's too wet to plant corn or soybeans, and prices are starting to jump. Take steps to make sure your feed bill doesn't skyrocket, too. 

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30 Apr, 2019

USDA Launches Dairy Margin Coverage Decision Making Tool

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

USDA Tuesday announced the availability of a new web-based tool to help dairy producers evaluate participation in the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

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25 Apr, 2019

Do You Need Business Interruption Insurance?

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Business interruption insurance will compensate you for lost income, operating expenses you are unable to cover and other expenses as a result of storm damage to your business.

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