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
The dairy industry is going through major transformation, not just with technology, but how shoppers want to consume milk and why. Statistics show a drop in cereal consumption could be hurting milk demand.
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