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    Dairy Provision in New Farm Bill May Prove Costly

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on March 11, 2014

    After four years of hearings, lots of handwringing and closed-door meetings, a new five-year farm bill has finally been signed into law.  How does the new farm bill impact dairy farmers? The farm bill replaces the Milk Income Loss Contract and Dairy Price Support programs with a new Margin Protection Program. National  Milk  Producers  Federation put  together  a  summary  of  the  farm bill  dairy  provisions. The Margin Protection…

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    Farms With 2K Or More Cows Produced More Than A Third Of U.S. Milk

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     by Fran O'Leary
     on March 1, 2013

    In addition to writing and editing lots of stories each month for the Wisconsin Agriculturist, I also try to find time to read. No, I haven't read any best sellers or spy novels lately. What I spend most of my leisure time reading are articles in other publications about agriculture. No surprise here, a lot of what I read is about cows. Cows are big and cows still dominate Wisconsin agriculture despite high crop prices. The other day an article on the front page of the Feb. 22 issue…

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