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In early November, AgSTAR announced updates to its comprehensive U.S. livestock anaerobic digester database.

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In this column, Progressive Dairy summarizes issues in the news and attempts to describe how they might affect dairy farmers. Look for more extensive background and details atProgressive Dairy.

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Additional details are emerging regarding Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program changes announced by the USDA on Dec. 8. (Read: USDA releases supplemental DMC, hay cost adjustment and 2022 enrollment details.)

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Strength in cheese and butterfat exports was offset by weaker sales of milk powders and whey, resulting in a small year-over-year decline in U.S. dairy export volume (milk solids equivalent) in October, according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC).

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The USDA has released eagerly awaited details related to the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. The announcement, Dec. 8, covers:

  • Creation of a supplemental DMC provision for small and midsized dairy producers to update milk production history
  • Adjustments in determining average hay prices to calculate monthly feed costs and margins
  • Establishment of a sign-up period for 2022 program enrollment

A few questions remain, but here’s what we know so far. Check back with Progressive Dairy for updates.

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Digest Highlights

  • 2021 DMC payments top $1.1 billion
  • DFA regional brands donating 2 million servings of milk
  • MMPA to acquire Superior Dairy
  • Land O’Lakes seeks to quell butter supply chain concerns
  • FMCSA extends COVID-19 emergency exemption
  • World Dairy Expo seeks new general manager
  • USDA buys nonfat dry milk, cheese
  • Input costs, policy changes weigh on producer sentiment
  • GDT price index keeps rising
  • And in other news …

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