USDA Safety Net Assistance for Milk Producers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Cattle, Dairy, Markets, Milk, National Milk, usda

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced approximately $11.2 million in financial assistance to American dairy producers enrolled in the 2016 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The payment rate for May/June 2016 will be the largest since the program began in 2014. The narrowing margin between milk prices and the cost of feed triggered the payments, as provided for by the … Read More

July Dairy Market Report

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Dairy Management Inc., National Milk

The July issue of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Dairy Management Inc. Dairy Market Report is not out and suggests milk prices will likely bottomed out for the year. Find the complete report here. June Federal Milk Marketing Order prices were up over the previous month, as were Class III and Class IV prices. The dairy futures markets … Read More

NMPF Supports Investments to Improve Water & Air Quality

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, environment, National Milk, Water

The National Milk Producers Federation endorses new Senate legislation that would help dairy farmers increase their investment in technologies that can improve water and air quality and maximize the value of nutrients. Senate Bill 3248, introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) of the Senate Finance Committee, mirrors legislation introduced by the House of Representatives in June. … Read More

NMPF Endorses Legislation Exempting Farms from RCRA

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Dairy, dairy farming, environment, EPA, Government, legislation, National Milk, Policy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has expressed support for new bipartisan legislation introduced in the House of Representatives that clarifies the exemption of dairy farms and other livestock producers from being subject to the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA was enacted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1976 to set forth a framework for the … Read More

NMPF To Host FARM Program at AABP Conference

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, Education, Events, Health, National Milk, Veterinary

The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) will host its annual Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program during the 2016 American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C. FARM will lead a day-long session on Sept. 16, with panels and speakers centered on the important and necessary role veterinarians play in responsible dairy cattle care. Panels will discuss … Read More

Dairy Groups Support Senate on GMO Labeling Decision

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, dairy farming, Food, food safety, Government, National Milk, Policy, usda

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked members of the United States Senate for approving a cloture motion today that will set up a final vote on legislation for a federal, uniform labeling system for foods produced using biotechnology. The final vote is expected to take place by Friday afternoon. The legislation was negotiated by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and … Read More

NMPF Updates MPP Website

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, economics, National Milk, Technology

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has updated its Margin Protection Program (MPP) website with new materials to assist dairy producers considering enrollment in the third year of the federal dairy safety net program. The enrollment period officially opened July 1 and ends September 30, 2016, for coverage in calendar year 2017, and farmers already participating in the program can … Read More

NALS Focuses on Canada-U.S. Trade Relationship

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Export, Export, International, National Milk, Trade, USDEC

The United States, Canada and Mexico kicked off the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) in Ottawa this week, with this year’s event holding a large focus on the trading relationship between the United States and Canada, especially related to Canada’s persistent undermining of U.S. dairy export access, a pattern that has cost American dairy farmers and processors hundreds of millions … Read More

June Dairy Market Report

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, Dairy Management Inc., Markets, Milk, National Milk

This month’s Dairy Market Report from Dairy Management Inc. and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows that U.S. milk production was 1.2 percent higher in April than a year earlier.This interrupts the pattern of the three previous months, which had suggested the nation’s milk supply was experiencing a rapid growth spurt. Domestic commercial use of milk solids grew faster … Read More

NMPF Urges Passage of Biotech Food Labeling Legislation

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Biotech, Dairy, Food, food safety, Government, National Milk, Policy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) joined a group of more than 1,000 agriculture, business and food companies in urging the Senate to pass legislation that would create a uniform, federal system for labeling foods produced using biotechnology. The letter, addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), was sent by the Coalition for Safe … Read More