New Publication

Posted on July 28, 2014

A new Working Paper by John Newton analyzes the implementation of multiple component milk pricing in the three federal orders of the Southeast. Results of the study demonstrate that component pricing could simplify the terms of trade between milk buyers and sellers and may facilitate movement of milk to its highest value and best use.

New Podcast

Posted on July 21, 2014

U.S. milk output begins to increase at a more brisk pace, and global milk production has been strong driving world market prices lower. Mark Stephenson and Bob Cropp discuss the implication for domestic milk prices. You can stream the 10 minute video here.

New Publication

Posted on June 6, 2014

A new Working Paper by Chuck Nicholson and Mark Stephenson analyzes dynamic market impacts of the Dairy Margin Protection Program.

Announcement—Dairy Decision Tool for Farm Bill Program

Posted on May 29, 2014

Today USDA announced that the Program on Dairy Markets and Policy will receive funding to develop the Dairy Decision Tool in collaboration with the Farm Service Agency. The tool will help producers make an annual decision about participation in the new Margin Protection Program or Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy. You can download a short announcement with additional informaion.