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Milk prices could hit record in March
Picking up a gallon of milk at the grocery store is getting pricier and the cost could hit a record high for U.S. consumers in March, analysts warn.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - - News

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Squeezed French dairy makers fear worst this year
Dairy makers expect strong Asian demand will push milk prices in France to record levels in 2014 for a second year running, further squeezing their margins as price-warring retailers resist passing the higher costs on to consumers.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers
A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.
Tuesday, April, 22, 2014 - - News

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Enrollment begins Sept. 2 for Dairy Margin Protection Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on Sept. 2. The new program was authorized by the 2014 farm bill and aims to address volatility in the dairy marketplace, providing dairy farmers with a safety net when margins, the difference between milk prices and feed, fall below the farmer’s coverage level.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - - News

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House passes farm law extension
The House has passed an extension of farm law until the end of January as lawmakers try to finish work on a new five-year farm bill.
Thursday, December, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Farm bill is good fit for region's dairies
Dairy farmers have until Nov. 28 to sign up for the new Margin Protection Program under the new federal farm bill.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Price volatility predicted in corn, soybeans
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Expect volatility in the soybean and corn markets over the next five years, says Pat Westhoff, director of the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - - News

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November prices down
The November All Farm Products Index is 183 percent of its 1990 to 1992 base, down 3.2 percent from the October index and 12 percent below the November 2012 index.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - USDA - News

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Farm bill brings changes
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Among changes found within the new farm bill, the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers, is an important new safety net.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Farm bill brings new programs
The passage of the farm bill in February marks the largest shift in U.S. dairy policy in the past 70 years. The legislation represents a radical departure from dairy price supports and reliance on government.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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National Milk Producers Federation concedes market stabilization defeat
The National Milk Producers Federation, the nation’s largest association of dairy farmers, conceded on Jan. 16 that Congress will not pass the market stabilization program that is has sought as part of a new dairy program, and that the group must engage in discussions about alternatives.
Friday, January, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill progress draws mixed reactions, as some groups lost on key issues
The conference committee version of what has become the 2014 farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agricultural industry officials in the Upper Midwest, who lost on key points.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND eyes dairy turnaround
North Dakota officials are fine-tuning plans for an upcoming conference on revitalizing the state’s long-declining dairy industry.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Average farm prices up from January, down from 2013
The February All Farm Products Index is 106 percent of its 2011 base, up 7.1 percent from the January index but 2.8 percent below the February 2013 index.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - - News

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Ag leaders hopeful for farm bill
House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders said Dec. 13 they expect both houses of Congress to pass a new farm bill in early January. But they will not reveal a framework for the bill until early January, so they can show it to the other 37 conferees first.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill conference report released; see it here
Agweek/The Hagstrom Report has obtained a copy of the farm bill conference report released just today. See it in its entirety.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Farm bill shows signs of progress
Leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees appear to be making progress on merging the House and Senate farm bills .
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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