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Adverse economic conditions and herd liquidations continue to apply downward pressure on prices paid for dairy replacement cows.

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The new Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) program was designed to provide simpler, more comprehensive risk management opportunities for dairies of any size. This new revenue-based insurance program offers several choices that allow farmers to create a more predictable and sustainable revenue stream. 

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September 2018’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) calculations indicate margins improved somewhat, thanks to a combination of a slightly higher U.S. average milk price and lower soybean meal price, which offset higher prices for corn and alfalfa hay. There will be no MPP-Dairy payments at any level for the month.

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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has confirmed that a Wisconsin dairy herd has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB).

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The USDA needs to better reflect the dairy farm incomes lost to tariff retaliation when it calculates its next round of trade mitigation payments, according to a leader of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF).

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