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Dairy Farmers Are Environmental Leaders

Through commitments like the Net Zero Initiative and efforts like the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program, dairy farmers are well-positioned to be agricultural leaders in mitigating climate change, said Dr. Jamie Jonker, NMPF’s Vice...

Fly Season Fast Approaching

Now is the time to start preparing for fly season. Mark Upton with Central Life Sciences joins us again on today's Dairy Radio with some important tips as we prepare for warmer weather.

FARM Year in Review

The National Dairy FARM Program (FARM) has published its 2020 Year in Review. Serving as the annual summary of the achievements and program developments of the FARM Program, the Year in Review showcases successes and challenges during a year of change and...

Drought Conditions Concerning

More than half of the nation is in some form of drought. Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions updated Dairy Signal viewers on the Spring forecast:

Dairy Market Uncertainty

A lot of uncertainty surrounds the dairy markets which are waiting to see what will happen to government assistance, such as the food box feeding program. StoneX Dairy broker Dave Kurzawski talks with Lee Mielke about it:

Why $5 Bushel Corn?

Dr. Mike Hutjens updates on why the price of corn rose this past year:

Congress Returns Monday With Full Plate

Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation updated listeners on the big "to do" list that Congress is facing when they return from break this week.

Excess Production Brings Price Volatility

Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal about why volatile milk prices are here to stay.

Farmers Face Export Challenges, Higher Feed Prices

U.S. export data for December left a lot to be desired, but data for the year was record breaking. Lee Mielke talks about it with HighGround Dairy's Lucas Fuess as well as some export challenges we're now facing as well as the high dairy feed prices.

Twinning in Dairy Cattle

While producing twins can be something of a genetic lottery, health challenges can reduce the overall profitability of the dairy operation. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more:

MPP Enrollment Extended

Dairy farmers have additional time to review their 2018 coverage options in the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). The deadline to enroll has been extended to June 22, 2018.  Chris Galen, Sr. Vice-President of Communications with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today’s Dairy Radio Now with more information:

Meanwhile, NMPF today commended the leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee for crafting a bipartisan Farm Bill that contains beneficial provisions for America’s dairy farmers. Following today’s passage by a margin of 20-1, the bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.

The Senate Farm Bill contains enhancements to the dairy Margin Protection Program sought by NMPF, including improved coverage levels and greater program flexibility. The measure raises the maximum covered margin to $9/cwt. and adjusts the minimum percentage of milk that can be insured. It also includes an important agreement reached between NMPF and the International Dairy Foods Association on price risk management. Read more

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