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The good news is that dairy farmers received more money from the market on their July milk production. And those signing up for the highest level of Tier 1 coverage under the 2019 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program are ensured indemnity payments for a seventh consecutive month. However, with July milk prices climbing faster than feed costs, the July DMC indemnity payment will be the smallest of the year, and it could be the last.

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As of Aug. 25, 17,677 dairy operations had signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. That number represents about two-thirds of the 26,832 dairy operations with established milk production history and about 61% of the milk production history.

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You’re busy milking cows and replenishing forage supplies while making sure the kids get on the school bus. With that in mind, Progressive Dairy looks at issues in the news impacting you and your dairy business. In recognition of your time, we’ll attempt to summarize recent events or actions making dairy headlines and reported in our weekly digital newsletter, Progressive Dairy Extra.

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The Food Animal Initiative, a collaboration between the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, is hosting the first International Symposium on Precision Systems and Data Analysis in Animal Agriculture Sept. 9-10.

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