Minnesota Milk Producers Association is glad to see changes made to the 2022 Dairy Margin Coverage program. Executive Director Lucas Sjostrom says Minnesota farmers pushed for these changes. “We’ve been pushing for supplemental changes for years. If you built a new farm from scratch after you’re fully enrolled in the DMC program, but if you add another partner to the farm or you double the herd, you got no credit for that. It was a disparity that hurt family farms. In the final days of 2020, Congress finally granted a DMC supplemental base increase, giving those who’ve grown incrementally 75 percent of their base increase since 2014.” The USDA also updated their feed cost formula. “Dairy farmers use premium hay, so it allows the feed cost adjuster to be raised. We’re glad to see this finally be implemented.”
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