Unpredictable risk management stems from skim milk pricing changes

Unpredictable risk management stems from skim milk pricing changes

Dairy farmers say risk management is more complicated following Class I pricing changes and during a recent hearing told USDA a fix is needed.

Paul Cornette milks 425 cows with his brother in Wisconsin and relies on the Dairy Coverage Program and Dairy Revenue Program for up to a year of insurance coverage.

“That makes consistency in implementing and funding these programs critical to avoid costly lapses in coverage, missed buying opportunities, or simply poor purchases that end up being wasted money,” he says.

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