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In June, the USDA announced the enrollment period for the 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program will be held Oct. 12 – Dec. 11, 2020, through Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices.

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If there was any silver lining in the terrible milk prices earlier this spring, it was that U.S. dairy product prices were competitive on the global market, resulting in the highest export volumes in more than two years. While enjoying those numbers, U.S. dairy industry leaders also celebrated the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) going into force on July 1.

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Dairy farmers banking on the surge in cheese prices to have an immediate and equally explosive impact on their milk checks should rein in expectations. Analysis by leading U.S. dairy economists warn that negative producer price differentials (PPDs) and depooling will sharply limit any price increases many dairy farmers will receive in their milk checks this summer.

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