NMPF Urges USDA to Extend DMC Signup Deadline

The National Milk Producers Federation is urging the USDA to extend signup for the 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage to January 30th, 2021. The extension, NMPF said, allows dairy farmers to make better-informed choices while giving both milk producers and USDA staff strained by coronavirus-related challenges additional time to communicate. The current signup deadline of this […]

2021 DMC Sign Up Ends December 11th

Northwest producers interested in participating in the 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage program have just a few more days to sign up. “It’s good management tool,” said USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey. “We encourage producers to look seriously at it. the 2021 sign up ends on December 11th.” Northey pointed out that DMC started under the 2018 […]

Dairy Margin Coverage Program Signup Numbers Low Despite Benefits

The signup deadline for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program is this Friday, and according to the latest figures from the American Farm Bureau the number of dairy operations signed up is lower than expected. So far, 7,846 operations have enrolled in the program, covering about 64 billion pounds of milk. However, that figure is 23,000 […]

NMPF: All Dairy Farmers Should Sign Up for DMC

The National Milk Producers Federation is urging all dairy farmers to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program. Enrollment in the program opened Tuesday. NMPF cites the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and the expectation of volatile dairy margins in the next year, in the need for DMC protection. NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern said, […]

NMPF Reminding Farmers To Sign Up For CFAP

The National Milk Producers Federation reminds dairy farmers to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. CFAP is the main method USDA is using to help farmers weather the COVID-19 pandemic. NMPF spokesperson Chris Galen said dairy farmers have received nearly $2 billion, but there is more funding available. “We were one of the […]

May Margin Triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

On Wednesday, FSA announced the May 2020 income over feed cost margin triggered the third payment in 2020 of the Dairy Margin Coverage program. In May, the income over feed cost margin was $5.37 cwt. To date, FSA has issued more than $176 million in benefits to dairy producers who purchased DMC coverage for 2020. […]

Dairy Safety Net Signup Begins October 12

The FSA says safety-net signup for 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage begins on October 12th and runs through December 11th of this year. DMC has already triggered payments for two months for those producers who signed up for 2020 coverage. “If we’ve learned anything in the past six months, it’s to expect the unexpected,” says FSA […]

USDA Expects Dairy Output To Increase

More dairy cows and more like per cow than a year ago. That adds up to U.S. production up 1.4% from April a year ago. “We expect production to continue to increase in to 2021,” said USDA Outlook Chairman Mark Jekanowski. He added the dairy herd in April was slightly smaller than March, still 0.5% […]

March Margin Triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

The FSA announced this week that March triggered the first payment to dairy farmers enrolled in the Dairy Margin Coverage program. The March income over feed cost margin was $9.15 cwt. Current projections indicate that a DMC payment is likely to trigger every month for the remainder of 2020, a different expectation from last July […]

USDA Extends MFP, DMC Deadlines

On Wednesday, the USDA extended sign-up deadlines for the Dairy Margin Coverage program to December 20th USDA officials cited the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year for moving the deadline beyond its original date of Friday, December 13th.  USDA announced it is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program […]