abc
QUICK LINKS:

USDA Launches New Dairy Insurance Program

Updated: 08/28/2014 10:10 AM
Created: 08/28/2014 10:09 AM WDIO.com

MILWAUKEE (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies.

The program is a kind of insurance that pays farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed prices shrink to a certain level. It replaces a program that paid farmers when milk prices sank too low.

Dairy farmers have struggled in recent years even with good milk prices. Feed costs have risen because of demand for corn from the ethanol industry and recent droughts.

Farmers who enroll in the program, which was authorized by the farm bill passed in February, will pay premiums for certain levels of coverage.

The Agriculture Department said Thursday an online tool can help farmers decide how much coverage they need.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

 

Wind Chill Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Central St. Louis; Koochiching; North Itasca; North St. Louis; Northern Cook, Northern Lake; South Itasca; Southern Cook, North Shore; Southern Lake, North Shore
Expires: 2/1/2015 11:00 AM

Wind Chill Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Clay; East Marshall; East Polk; Kittson; Norman; Pennington; Red Lake; Roseau; West Marshall; West Polk
Expires: 2/1/2015 11:00 AM

Wind Chill Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Lake Of The Woods; Mahnomen; North Beltrami; North Clearwater; South Beltrami; South Clearwater
Expires: 2/1/2015 11:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland; Bayfield; Douglas
Expires: 2/1/2015 12:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement