Currently under MPP-Dairy, dairy farmers purchasing federal income margin insurance were required to pay 25% of the premium to USDA in February, with the balance due June 1. Schumer's proposal allows dairy co-ops or pri
Dean Allen acknowledges that the milking parlor at his family's southeast Minnesota dairy looked "kind of dungeoney" a few years ago — due, in large part, to a low, 8-foot ceiling and the need for more supplemental li
Because insurance has a minimum deductible of 10% for area (county) insurance and 15% for individual farm insurance, insured liability is now between 81% and 86% of the potential value of U.S. field crop production that
Ideally, individual feeding would allow dairy nutritionists and farmers to formulate and provide the appropriate levels of nutrients to each cow in the herd. However, the increasing scenario of large dairy herds makes i
It looks like we might have a spring after all. As we all wait anxiously for our fields to dry off enough to allow field work, sowing, and planting, we are left to ponder about what direction the swirling dairy winds w
USDA's monthly Ag Prices report indicated higher national average milk prices and lower average feed costs. As a result, November's Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) margin also improved.
The increased interest in LGM Dairy has generated a lot of questions from dairy producers. Adams shared information and advice at the Western United Dairymen meeting Wednesday in Visalia, Calif., on using this risk-mana