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Margin Protection Program for Dairy

The Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) is a voluntary risk management program for dairy producers authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill through Dec. 31, 2018. Significant changes to MPP-Dairy for the 2018 coverage year   are further authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The MPP-Dairy offers protection to dairy producers when the difference […]

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LGM-Dairy Refresher Webinar: March 28

The funding limitation imposed on the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle (LGM-Dairy) insurance program was eliminated via last month’s Federal budget agreement.  Coupling this with dairy farm operators now being able to opt out of USDA’s Margin Protection Program for the remainder of the calendar year, there has been a significant increase in producer […]

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Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference

The Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well Being Conference , slated for March 20 and 21, 2018, will be held at Tundra Lodge Conference Center in Green Bay. It will feature industry-leading professionals addressing animal handling and well-being topics. This conference promises to offer exciting opportunities for farmers, agriculture professionals, and farm workers. New for 2018 […]

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Extension Mobile App for Pricing Standing Corn Silage

The start of corn silage harvest for 2017 is here. Most corn silage is harvested from late August through early November, when energy, fiber and moisture are at their best, depending on planting date, hybrid variety and growing conditions.   A third to three-quarters of the feed consumed by more than 1.2 million dairy cows in […]

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Green County UW-Extension Dairy Modernization Tours: August 24th

UW-Extension, in cooperation with the Green County Milk Quality Council, will be sponsoring Dairy Facility Farm Tours on Thursday, August 24, 2017. The tours will include six dairy farms located in Green County that have all made modernization improvements to their dairy facilities to increase productivity and animal comfort as well as reduce labor. The Dairy […]