Monthly Dairy Webinar: Climate Update for 2022 Season

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, January 19 from 12 noon to 1 pm. This program will focus on the climate and weather predictions for the 2022 growing season. Dennis Todey, director of the USDA Climate Hub in Ames, Iowa will make the presentation. Continue reading “Monthly Dairy Webinar: Climate Update for 2022 Season”

Iowa November Milk Production

Milk production in Iowa during November 2021 totaled 451 million pounds, up 3 percent from the previous November according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during November, at 225,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 6,000 from November 2020. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,005 pounds, unchanged from last November.

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USDA Opens 2022 Signup Period For Dairy Margin Coverage

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and expanded the program to allow dairy producers to better protect their operations by enrolling supplemental production. This signup period – which runs from Dec. 13, 2021 to Feb. 18, 2022 – enables producers to get coverage through this important safety-net program for another year as well as get additional assistance through the new Supplemental DMC.

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