Posts Tagged ‘dairy’

‘Paying for the privilege to milk’

by Wally Northway Published: June 26,2011

Tags: agriculture, dairy

South Mississippi’s dairy farmers are seeing the best milk prices in the history of the industry, but even that might not be enough to stop the steady, massive decline in dairy operations seen in the state. “It is as bad as I’ve ever seen it,” said Alan “Pud” Stringer, who has been a dairyman in […] [...]

Dairy farmers wary following ‘sour’ year

by Wally Northway Published: June 29,2010

Tags: agriculture, dairy

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Many Mississippi dairy farmers are wary about 2010 after the past 18 months proved to be one of the most financially challenging periods ever for the industry. “2009 is a year most Mississippi dairy farmers would like to forget because of the huge financial hit they suffered as the price they were […] [...]

Dairy farmers getting federal aid

by Wally Northway Published: December 29,2009

Tags: agriculture, commodity prices, dairy, disaster assistance, federal agency

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has implemented the new Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment (DELAP) program. The 2010 Agricultural Appropriations Bill authorized $290 million for loss assistance payments to eligible dairy producers. Milk prices declined substantially through early-to-mid-2009, with the national price for milk averaging $16.80 per hundredweight (cwt.) in the fourth […] [...]

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