In Tasmania, the southeast island state that is part of Australia, a credit card company called OnCard might be taking a bite of the largest dairy in Australia, and its second dairy farm in a month, reported Reuters.
By Dennis Stein, Michigan State University Extension
The 2014 Farm Bill established a new Dairy Margin Protection Program which offers dairy farms a year to year option to purchase income protection. The income protection pays if the margin between the U.S. All Milk price and the calculated cost of feed falls between $4 and $8.
Lower milk prices are being offset by lower feed prices, helping keep Northwest U.S. dairy producers near breakeven, according to third-quarter 2015 Dairy and Hay Market Snapshots from Northwest Farm Credit Services (FCS).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced more than $17 million in grants for organizations that will develop training and provide other resources for beginning farmers and ranchers across the nation. The awards are made through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, which is administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
AGCO Corporation launched Go-TaskTM, a system for wireless task data transfer to and from select AGCO machines and supported Farm Management Information Software (FMIS) programs. Task data is sent via AGCO’s task data exchange server directly into supported FMIS software. Go-Task automatically syncs with task data on the terminal when a task is completed or paused.
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