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Cargill Launches Recognition Program for Dairies: New White Heart Award

Cargill is pleased to announce a new initiative to help dairy farmers in the U.S. recognize the people who support them through difficult times with a distinguished White Heart Award. Dairy farmers can nominate anyone who has shown them an act of kindness, big or small at cargilldairydreams.com/whiteheartaward.  “We want to make it easy for dairies to thank the people …

Lallemand Animal Nutrition’s Sixth Annual Forward Scholarships

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is excited to offer, for the sixth consecutive year, the Lallemand Forward Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The 2020 program offers: two $2,500 undergraduate scholarships, one $3,000 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine scholarship, one $3,000 master’s program scholarship and one $3,000 doctoral scholarship. Applications are open to students in the United States, Mexico and Canada. “After …

On World Milk Day, U.S. Dairy Celebrates American Consumers

National Milk Producers Federation — While no one can say with certainty that the slow re-openings across the U.S. mark the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s clear these attempts to return to a more normal existence mark the end of the beginning. The world is an experiment, both of science and of societies. Outcomes will remain uncertain …

DMI/NMPF Dairy Market Report (COVID-19 Impact)

Overview The coronavirus pandemic has attacked the U.S. dairy economy in waves. It showed up first via collapsing futures-based price outlooks in March, then prompted an April meltdown in the cash markets, and is now being felt most acutely in the milk checks producers will receive through July. But as of mid-May, cash and futures markets were strongly rebounding, particularly …

Dairy Margin Coverage Program Likely to Pay for the Remainder of 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2020 income over feed cost margin was $9.15 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the first payment of 2020 for dairy producers who purchased the appropriate level of coverage under the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. Current projections indicate that a DMC payment is likely to trigger every month …

China Ramps Up Milk Production, Still Room for US Dairy Imports

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s latest China Dairy & Products Semi-annual Report shows that China’s fluid milk production is expected to continue increasing as a result of the expansion of large dairy farms and improved yields. COVID-19 has had a limited impact on milk production but temporarily reduced consumption resulting in a relatively higher ratio of fluid milk being processed into …

Mexican Dairy Imports Slow – USDA FAS Report

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s latest Mexico Dairy & Products Semi-annual Report shows Mexico’s dairy industry to be experiencing a slowdown due to the domestic economic situation and pandemic emergency measures. Even though Mexico’s dairy industry is being hit hard, the forecast for 2020 is not too pessimistic, as production of milk and dairy products is expected to continue with a …

CA Farmers Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call …

CA DAIRY INDUSTRY UNITES TO TEACH AG LITERACY TO SUPPORT DISTANCE LEARNING

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has partnered with Dairy Council of California to teach ag literacy in an exciting and innovative way that brings the farm experience to students as they learn from home. The Farm to You Virtual Field Trip connects the successful Dairy Council of California Mobile Dairy Classroom assembly experience with a virtual trip to a …

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with regional and local …

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