Risk Management

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09 Aug, 2018

Western States Urge USDA Secretary Not to Cap Dairy Tariff Aid by Production

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

They're asking for $1/cwt on milk produced June through November.

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08 Aug, 2018

Farm Bureau to Offer Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Dairy farmers will now be able to protect their milk price on a quarterly basis.

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04 Jul, 2018

Parlor Talk: Are You Enrolled In The MPP?

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Three producers share their experiences with the Margin Protection Program. 

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20 Jun, 2018

Are Dairy Markets Over-reacting to Tariff Fears?

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Exports are at record levels, and U.S. milk production is moderating, say Wisconsin economists.

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19 Jun, 2018

Global Dairy Prices Soften—Again

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

U.S. prices still remain competitive globally--if you don't factor in looming tariffs.

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13 Jun, 2018

USDA Issues Another $100 Million in MPP Payments, Extends Enrollment

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While issuing another $100 million in back-payments for the Margin Protection Program, the USDA extended enrollment.

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12 Jun, 2018

Lawmaker: MPP Can’t Be Fixed

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

While changes to the Margin Protection Program (MPP) have been a stop priority in both the Senate and House versions of the Farm Bill, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) says there’s no way to fix the program.

 

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06 Jun, 2018

MPP 2018: 20,000 Farmers, $90 Million In Payments So Far

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

As checks totaling more than $90 million were issued to farmers enrolled in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) on Tuesday, USDA extended the enrollment period to give producers another chance to enroll.

 

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31 May, 2018

Time To Give MPP A Chance?

Risk Management | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Tomorrow’s deadline to enroll in the revised Margin Protection Program means there’s just a little time left to reconsider if the changes make the program worth it for your farm.

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24 May, 2018

April Dairy Cow Culling Again Up

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Year-to-date, culling continues 4.6% ahead of last year.

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