New Podcast

Posted on August 20, 2015

Domestic markets have been strong and are holding up the price of cheese and butter. But, exports have fallen substantially and the U.S. farmgate milk price is much higher than prices in Europe and New Zealand. Mark Stephenson and Bob Cropp discuss dairy markets and margin prospects in light of the present MPP signup period. The video is about 12 minutes long and you can access it from the Podcast section of the web site.

Updated MPP Decision Tool

Posted on July 19, 2015

The new signup period for the Margin Protection Program is underway and will continue through September 30, 2015. The MPP Decision Tool has been updated to reflect changes in the program—including the bump in a producer's historic production—and new features. You can access the decision tool here.

New Publication

Posted on July 17, 2015

Milk prices and MPP margins have shown cycles for the past 15 years. Chuck Nicholson and Mark Stephenson examine the current downturn in prices and compare our current time period to previous cycles. Three forecasting models draw somewhat different conclusions. You can access the article here.