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Dairy safety net sign-up enters final stages

Sign-up for the 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program concludes on September 20, 2019, leaving dairy producers a little more than one month to choose to participate in the new farm bill program.  Read the full story at:  https://hoards.com/article-26051-dairy-safety-net-sign-up-enters-final-stages.html

Over half select five-year coverage option

Sign-up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is well underway, and sign-ups have been steady since enrollment began on June 17.   Read the full story at:  https://hoards.com/article-25854-over-half-select-five-year-coverage-option.html

Rising feed costs weigh on milk prices

Sign-up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is rapidly approaching, and the 2019 decision is easy given the data already known for the first few months of this year.  Read the full story at:  https://hoards.com/article-25722-rising-feed-costs-weigh-on-milk-prices.html

Dairy Margin coverage is a simple choice

Originally included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, known to many of us as the farm bill, it has finally reached the point where dairy farmers must decide their level of participation in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.  Read the full story at:  https://hoards.com/article-25668-dairy-margin-coverage-is-a-simple-choice.html.

Milk Prices lost the highs but kept the lows

Record milk prices from 2014 have been forgotten and have given way to the serious financial straits many dairy producers have found themselves in these days. Milk price data since 2015 tells a story of lower and less-variable prices.  Read the full story at:  https://hoards.com/article-25477-milk-prices-lost-the-highs-but-kept-the-lows.html .

Beef prices expected to decline by Summer

Harsh weather conditions prevailing across many important cattle-feeding areas are not only affecting beef output, but also could be setting the industry up for price pressure in the second half of 2019.  Read the full story at:  https://www.farmprogress.com/beef/beef-prices-expected-decline-summer 

Beef exports to Japan fighting an uphill battle

The challenge for U.S. beef exporters to continue to grow market share in Japan recently stiffened. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership entered into force Dec. 30. This trade agreement is comprised of 11 nations, including Japan and major beef exporters such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Read the full story at:  https://www.farmprogress.com/beef/beef-exports-japan-fighting-uphill-battle.

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