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With the government shutdown ended, U.S. dairy producers covered an additional 1.6 billion pounds of milk under Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) insurance policies in the first week after policy sales resumed.

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A proposal to bring whole and flavored milk back to school lunchrooms has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

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USDA staff began the task of collecting and reporting a mountain of data that went unreported during the partial government shutdown. One of the first reports updated was November 2018’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) calculations, released about a month later than scheduled, on Jan. 31, 2019.

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The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a revised schedule of reports affected by the partial government shutdown. Due to a lapse in federal funding, NASS staff members were unable to collect data and compile the reports during the shutdown.

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