Dairy Policy E-Source

President Obama signing farm bill in Michigan

Photo courtesy of Laura Moser

New Farm Bill – New Dairy Policy

Article: Insurance provides protection and flexibility February 25, 2014 article

Article: Farm bill provides dairy producers with a meaningful tool February 25, 2014 article

Article: Milk insurance: Would you spend $9 on it? February 25, 2014 article

Webinar: What does the farm bill mean to dairy? presented by Scott Brown, farm bill adviser

Editorial: Farm bill provides dairy with some stability February 25, 2014 editorial

Editorial: Farm bill represented a historic shift for dairy March 10, 2014 editorial


California Milk Pricing

California’s pricing system is killing its dairies April 25, 2013 article – PDF of article
Yes, California’s pricing system is killing its dairies June 2013 article – PDF of article
Hoard's Dairyman Intel: California’s FMMO plan will keep quota


As the dairy industry builds towards its next national dairy policy, use this page to stay up-to-date with any programs proposed by national organizations.Senators Lugar and Stutzman (both R, Ind.) introduce a farm bill proposal including Foundation for the Future Language.

Insurance Plans

Dairy proposals offer effective catastrophic insurance May 25, 2013 article
Two protection plans, multiple outcomes April 25, 2012 article
What can we learn from crop insurance? April 10, 2012 article
Could margin insurance protect our industry? March 25, 2012 article

Milk Pricing

Different markets, different payouts February 10, 2013 article