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Five Modern Dairy Industry Benefits to Acknowledge and Celebrate – an article from AEM

– Dairy plays a vital part in the diets of millions of Americans. The average person in the United States consumes approximately 276 pounds of dairy in a year. However, despite its undeniable impact on society, dairy is often misunderstood by a significant percentage of the population.  What is (or at least should be) known, …

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AFBF Encourages FMMO Hearing; Recommends Specific Reforms

The American Farm Bureau Federation submitted multiple recommended reforms of Federal Milk Marketing Orders today to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and encouraged the department to move forward with a long-overdue hearing on federal milk pricing. The goal is to modernize milk pricing, protect dairy farmers from unfair treatment and ensure consumers have access to …

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New Report Lays Out Priorities for Dairy Reform

A new report compiled by the American Farm Bureau Federation lays out priorities, principles and recommendations for dairy policy reform. The Farm Bureau Dairy Working Group, comprised of 12 dairy farmer representatives (three from each of the four Farm Bureau regions), explored options for strengthening the dairy industry through the 2023 farm bill and modernizing …

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2023 Dairy Margin Coverage Deadline Extended – Jan. 31, 2023, Last Day to Enroll

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline  for producers to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) and Supplemental Dairy Margin Coverage (SDMC) for program year 2023 to Jan. 31, 2023.   MC is a voluntary risk management program that offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed price …

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Leaders Share Dairy’s Sustainability Progress During Alliance Meeting

Dairy industry leaders discussed how USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities projects can help secure a climate-smart and profitable future for farmers during the Dairy Sustainability Alliance® Fall Meeting. The Alliance, formed through the checkoff-founded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, consists of companies and organizations across the dairy community and others who want to contribute to …

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