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Temperatures at World Ag Expo 2019 started out colder than usual, and skies that began clear progressively clouded over. The final day of the show was wet and blustery.

During the drier parts of the show, Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley found the newest products that may be of interest to dairy producers. Below are his thoughts on what he found.

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Regular readers of the Progressive Dairyman Extra enewsletter know we provide regular updates on Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) program sales activity. This week, we take an additional look at the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) data: the percentage of milk by coverage level; and preview the timeline as the first quarter of 2019 comes to a close.

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Citing declining milk cow numbers and slower growth in milk per cow, the USDA trimmed its 2018 milk production estimate and also cut the 2019 production forecast, lending support for somewhat higher prices.

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