New Webinar Video

Posted on September 4, 2015

Producers are facing a very different market for the year ahead compared to last year's MPP decision. Mark Stephenson, Marin Bozic and Chris Wolf discuss the market outlook, evaluating farm financial stress and demonstrate the new features of the MPP decision tool in a recording of a live webinar. The video stream is about 57 minutes long. You can also download a copy of the PowerPoint slides used in the webinar.

New Publication

Posted on September 1, 2015

Chris Wolf and Marin Bozic have written a Users Guide which complements the Advanced Features of our MPP Decision Tool. This guide shows how to use a the financial stress-test calculator to assist dairy farm managers in determining how MPP-Dairy might assist in farm financial risk management. You can access the article here.

New Podcast

Posted on August 20, 2015

Domestic markets have been strong and are holding up the price of cheese and butter. But, exports have fallen substantially and the U.S. farmgate milk price is much higher than prices in Europe and New Zealand. Mark Stephenson and Bob Cropp discuss dairy markets and margin prospects in light of the present MPP signup period. The video is about 12 minutes long and you can access it from the Podcast section of the web site.

Updated MPP Decision Tool

Posted on July 19, 2015

The new signup period for the Margin Protection Program is underway and will continue through September 30, 2015. The MPP Decision Tool has been updated to reflect changes in the program—including the bump in a producer's historic production—and new features. You can access the decision tool here.