Ag leaders and economists plan to go to USDA next month armed with data on why farmers will need another Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in 2020, according to Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer.
Damage to the dairy sector has increased with raw milk dumping increasing in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Pro Farmer's Jim Wiesemeyer expects USDA to announce some form of assistance for dairy producers next week.
In an exclusive interview with the DC Signal to Noise Podcast, House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson comments on some important farm, trade and energy policy issues, along with his potential re-election timeline.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 497 dairy farms have called it quits year-to-date. While Wisconsin is a big dairy state, operations are closing throughout the U.S.
Too much milk leaves markets looking dim, but Host Chip Flory is looking for some optimism. The questions is, will he find any? Pro Farmer Dairy Editor Mike Opperman joins the show to give some insight.