Risk Management

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

16 Sep, 2019

Last Call For DMC Signup

Risk Management | By: Mike Opperman

Signup for the program, which guarantees a payout to those who enroll, ends Friday

12 Sep, 2019

Carrots, Sticks and the FARM Program

Risk Management | By: Dairy Talk

FARM 4.0, which starts Jan. 1, 2020, will offer both incentives and penalties.

09 Sep, 2019

Have We Left Low Prices Behind?

Risk Management | By: AgDairy Market Update

Block cheese price has moved to a level it has not seen in nearly 5 years. There are various reasons it does not feel that way. It may take some time to feel confident low milk prices are behind us.

27 Aug, 2019

Animal Rights Activist Cyberbullying Is A Real Concern For Farmers

Risk Management | By: Taylor Leach

Bullying used to be something that happened on the playground. Now it’s evolved into a vicious trend that’s spread across the internet, particularly within the realms of social media.