Sioux Falls, S.D. — The dairy business has been challenging the last few years. Producers were tested with milk prices that fell below break-even levels and a safety net in the farm bill that did not catch many producers. That is why getting an adequate risk management program in place is a top priority for the industry as discussions start on the new farm bill.
Dairy producers attending the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls said they want Congress to restore the formula for the Margin Protection Program to the original levels in the 2014 Farm Bill to make it effective.