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Editor’s note: With lots of news affecting dairy farmers this week, Progressive Dairyman provides a second installment of Weekly Digest.

  • 2018 MPP-Dairy premium balance deadline extended
  • Livestock haulers could receive another ELD extension
  • Senate rejects effort to block FDA food label standard enforcement
  • July Class III, IV prices fall
  • California 4a, 4b prices decline

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Adverse milk income margins continue to apply downward pressure on prices paid for dairy replacement cows.

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June 2018’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) margin calculations ended a four-month string below $7 per hundredweight (cwt), but dairy producers who purchased coverage at the $7.50 and $8 per cwt margin levels will receive indemnity payments for a fifth consecutive month.

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Digest Highlights

  • 2018 Farm Bill: See you in September
  • NMPF tells FDA to enforce dairy standards of identity
  • House recesses with no vote on AG & Legal Workforce Act
  • Pennsylvania producer survey reveals expansion is a low priority
  • Dairy farm, wholesale and retail price forecast
  • DFA invests in MOPRO Greek yogurt
  • Land O'Lakes Inc. names Ford president and CEO
  • PMMB to consider co-op milk procurement costs
  • MMPA donating 150 gallons of milk per day in 2018

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The list of the 2018 Rabobank “Global Dairy Top 20” companies didn’t change much from a year ago, despite some major mergers and acquisitions. With about $24 billion in 2017 sales, Nestlé remained the largest dairy company in the world.

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For larger dairy producers who didn’t enroll in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy (LGM-Dairy) program may be worth looking into as a risk management option for the latter half of 2018, according to Alan Zepp, risk management program manager at Pennsylvania's Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE).

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