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Recent Changes to the Dairy Margin Protection Program

Cornell University’s Professor of Agricultural Economics Andy Novakobic and UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability Director of Dairy Policy Analysis Mark Stephenson have authored a new Briefing Paper about recent changes to the Margin Protection Program (MPP). While we don’t have all of the implementation rules from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) just yet, we do […]

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December 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 December Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below: …Milk production changes in the major milk producing states overall slowed from changes in recent months. In the West Arizona had a strong increase of 4.3%, but production was down 1.1% in California and […]

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November 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 November Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below: Domestic sales of butter and cheese should continue to be favorable in 2018. But, a crucial factor in where milk prices end up will be dairy exports. For most of this year milk production […]

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October 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 October Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below: Dairy exports have supported cheese and butter prices. Cheese exports for August were 35% higher than a year ago and up 24% year-to-date. August butterfat exports were 177% higher than a year ago and 12% […]

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September 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 September Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below:  Forecasted milk prices for the remainder of the year have softened from what was expected earlier…The Class III price is driven by the price of cheese, dry whey and butter. The price of all three […]

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