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USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019. “Times have been especially tough for dairy farmers, and while we hope producers’ margins will increase, the Dairy Margin Coverage program is …

Interim Market Administrator Updates Dairy Producers on FMMO in California

The Federal Milk Marketing Order in California has been in place for several months now, but are dairy producers really making more than they would have under the previous state-run pricing system?  Watch this brief interview with Cary Hunter, Interim Market Administrator for the CA FMMO for more details.  Read more in California Dairy Magazine.

To Pool or Not to Pool California Milk

Under the new California Federal Milk Marketing Order, dairy processors now have the option of whether to pool their milk (outside of Class 1 milk).  So what does this mean and how does it affect the industry?  Watch this brief interview with Annie AcMoody from Western United Dairymen as she explains.  Read more about it in California Dairy Magazine.

Global Dairy Market Update from California Milk Advisory Board

While California dairy producers have been experiencing continued lower prices for their product, there are some positive global trends dairy producers can look forward to as reported by John Talbot, CEO of the California Milk Advisory Board in a recent interview with California Ag Network. Watch this brief interview and read more about it in California Dairy Magazine. Don’t currently …

CA Dairy 2017 Statistics Annual Report

California’s Dairy Industry in 2017 For California in 2017, compared to the previous year, total milk production was down 1.7 percent, the number of dairy cows declined 0.2 percent, milk per cow dropped 1.5 percent, and the number of dairies decreased by 4.4 percent. The 12-month average price paid to California producers for farm milk in 2017 was $16.50 per …

Hope on the Horizon for California Dairy Producers

Hope on the Horizon for California Dairy Producers

With new oncoming regulations backed by false ideas about the California dairy industry, coupled with lower dairy prices, dairy producers may feel down and out about the future of their livelihood; however there is hope on the horizon, as shared by Anja Raudabaugh from Western United Dairymen in this brief interview with California Ag Network. Watch this interview and read …

Almond & Dairy Industries Share a Beneficial Symbiotic Relationship

Almond & Dairy Industries Share a Beneficial Symbiotic Relationship

At the annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, growers, hullers & processors got to hear the perspective of the dairy industry through guest speaker Anja Raudabaugh CEO of Western United Dairymen, who spoke about the importance of the two industries working together to protect California agriculture and maintain higher dairy and almond hull prices. Watch the video and …

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