Risk Management

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

20 Apr, 2018

March Milk Production Up 1.3%

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

California continues its production rebound, due to more milk per cow.

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18 Apr, 2018

It’s Better To Be Milking Cows In Wisconsin

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Of major dairy regions, Wisconsin milk prices come out on top.

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18 Apr, 2018

Rising Feed Prices Continue to Squeeze Dairy Margins

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Feed costs jumped 40 cents/cwt of milk sold in March due to higher prices for corn, soybean meal and cottonseed. 

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09 Apr, 2018

Dairy MPP Payments Possible Through August

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Sign-up begins today, but wait until May if you can afford it.

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28 Feb, 2018

January 2018 MPP Margin $8.11

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

USDA says the Margin Protection Program (MPP) milk-feed margin for January at $8.11 per cwt.

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22 Feb, 2018

Cold Storage Report Mixed Bag for Dairy

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Butter stocks climbed 33% from December, but were up just 1% from a year ago.

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22 Feb, 2018

Dairy Cow Slaughter Jumps in January

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

With January culling up, dairy farmers are tapping into their heifer pool to increase cow numbers.

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22 Feb, 2018

What To Do About Shrinking Quality Premiums

Risk Management | By: Dairy Talk

Arizona dairy farmers self-finance their own milk quality premium program.

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12 Feb, 2018

Following Program Changes, MPP Enrollment Reopens

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Following spending bill changes to the MPP program, USDA reopens enrollment.

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25 Jan, 2018

Butterfat Drives Your Milk Price

Risk Management | By: Dairy Talk

The good news is that maintaining butterfat levels is not rocket science.

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