Risk Management

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

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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25 Mar, 2019

Farmers Previously Enrolled in LGM Now Eligible for Retroactive 2018 MPP Enrollment

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Sign-ups will take place March 25 through May 10, 2019.

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28 Feb, 2019

USDA Reauthorizes Dairy Forward Pricing Program

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

The program had expired September 30, 2018, but was reauthorized with the 2018 Farm Bill.

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28 Feb, 2019

2018 Dairy Cow Culling Up 5.5%

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

For the year, dairy farmers sent 3.153 million cows to slaughter in federally inspected plants.

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