There is typically a 3-5% increase in milk and butter sales in the United States during the fall months, compared to the summer period. This rise is largely attributed to the holiday season, with November and December witnessing a significant surge in dairy product purchases.
Understanding the proposals is critical for informed participation in the hearing process, effective advocacy, and the strategic planning of various stakeholders in the U.S. dairy industry. Testimony is in progress by subject area, in the following order proposal wise classified on the basis of
The farm bill is an omnibus, multiyear law that governs an array of agricultural and food programs. It provides an opportunity for policymakers to comprehensively and periodically address agricultural and food issues. In addition to developing and enacting farm legislation, Congress is involved in overseeing its implementation.
Dairy markets are facing downward price pressures from increased milk production, slower demand, and competition in export markets.
Federal Milk Marketing Orders play a vital role in shaping the dairy industry, and the mechanisms through which these orders are amended and refined are governed by a complex framework of administrative actions. This article delves into the intricacies of Administrative Action Governing Federal Order Hearings, a process rooted in 5 U.S.C. 556 and 5 U.S.C. 557, and Ex Parte Communication.
Improving energy efficiency and generating renewable energy on the farm can significantly reduce energy expenses over the long term. Thanks to new and expanded funding, agricultural producers can now significantly reduce the upfront cost for clean energy projects on their farms.
The Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) is a program overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that regulates the dairy industry. It includes 11 milk marketing orders and applies to about 75% of total US milk production. Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs) are a regulatory framework established by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 to stabilize milk prices and ensure a steady supply of milk to consumers.
Join Leonard Polzin, Dairy Markets and Policy Outreach Specialist, and Brenda Boetel, Extension Agricultural Marketing Specialist, as they discuss how to effectively glean and utilize information provided in market outlooks. The Extension Specialists will share how to recognize the facts that are the most influential to your farm’s bottom line and how to use those […]
Throughout the year, farmers have opportunities to listen to agricultural market outlooks. However, utilizing the information from an outlook, such as a historical perspective on production and yield, current marketing trends, and future weather patterns, may be challenging for a farmer to adopt for their farm business.
A grain marketing plan works with a farm’s production plan to identify a farmer’s specific price objectives as the production and/or storage season progresses. The marketing plan also identifies strategies available to achieve these specific price objectives.
As part of the 2018 Farm Bill, each year farmers can make a decision with regard to the commodity support programs ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). For the 2021 crop year, sign up is currently ongoing, with the March 15, 2021 deadline rapidly approaching. According to Paul Mitchell, UW Ag & Applied Economics Professor and Extension Specialist, the decision this year is clear and recommendations are provided based on commodity prices and program details. If you have not already visited your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office to make your election for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program and to sign your annual enrollment contract, you should call and make your appointment now.