John Newton, Director of Market Intelligence, American Farm Bureau Federation
Recent contents by John Newton, Director of Market Intelligence, American Farm Bureau Federation
Milk prices insurance through Dairy Revenue Protection from the American Farm Bureau Federation is available as of Oct. 9
U.S. dairy farmers are expected to produce 218.7 billion pounds of milk this year.
Farmers have until June 1 to make new MPP coverage elections. MPP coverage will be retroactive to January 2018.
Canada's dairy exports are surging during a time when the country is increasing milk production.
First quarter U.S. milk production up 1.5 percent.
Dairy Margin Protection Program will have program payments in February.
In recent years the annual decline in the market size of ready-to-eat cereals has been -3.3 percent per year – reducing the demand for fluid milk.
The beverage milk industry is a risky business. One of the more complicated provisions of the complicated Federal Milk Marketing Order system is in fluid or beverage milk pricing.
To accurately capture the farm-level revenue risk, dairy farmers will determine how their milk is priced under the policy by selecting to use a classified milk price or a combination of the milk components in their milk
The improvements to the dairy safety net were designed to improve the program’s effectiveness and encourage farmers to participate at buy-up levels of coverage. T