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Dairy Provisions stronger in the new farm bill

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 . . . known to many as the 2018 Farm Bill . . . has significantly changed the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) that was introduced in the 2014 Farm Bill. Read the full story at:  https://hoards.com/article-24616-dairy-provisions-stronger-in-the-new-farm-bill.html

The 2018 milk prices could be the new normal (Hoards)

Milk prices have remained in a fairly narrow range thus far in 2018, with the monthly low of $15.30 per hundredweight (cwt.) registered in February and the high of $16.30 per cwt. posted in June.   Read the full story at:  https://hoards.com/article-24237-the-2018-milk-prices-could-be-the-new-normal.html

U.S. finds home for beef in Japan, Korea

While total demand for U.S. beef has been strong in the last couple of years, exports to Japan and South Korea have been especially noteworthy.   Read the full story at:   https://www.missouriruralist.com/beef/us-finds-home-beef-japan-korea

Hay prices soar after drought (Missouri Ruralist)

Even as USDA has estimated a record corn yield and a near record soybean yield from the 2018 growing season, an important input to the cattle industry has become rather scarce in parts of the country.   Read the full story at:  https://www.missouriruralist.com/beef/hay-prices-soar-after-drought

Exports remain key to improving milk prices (Hoard’s)

Milk production growth continues despite the distressed economic signals experienced by dairy farmers across the country. The 0.4 percent average daily gain in July’s milk flow reflected the second-lowest production gains since January 2016, ….  Read the full story at:  https://hoards.com/article-23926-exports-remain-key-to-improving-milk-prices.html 

Farm bill could yield a new dairy program (Hoard’s)

It’s conference time in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives when it comes to a new farm bill. But that begs the question: Will there be enough time to get it done before the pending recess and upcoming midterm elections? Read the full story at: https://hoards.com/article-23739-farm-bill-could-yield-a-new-dairy-program.html

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