Milk Pricing and Economics

The federal government no longer supports the price of dairy products, which today are highly volatile and influenced by global trends in supply and demand. Such price volatility demonstrates the need for a voluntary, insurance-based federal safety net program to give farmers an effective tool to protect their farms in times of extremely low milk prices or high feed costs. NMPF tracks and analyzes the trends affecting milk production and consumption, giving the dairy sector unique insights into where prices are, and where they are going.

Economic Issues

NMPF Offers Updated Tools to Help Dairy Farmers Enrolling in Margin Protection Program for 2017

The National Milk Producers Federation has updated its Margin Protection Program website – ... Read More >>

NMPF Chairman Tells House Agriculture Subcommittee That Dairy Farm Safety Net Needs Work

The challenging economic conditions affecting America’s dairy farmers call for improvements by Congress... Read More >>

Resource Center for the Dairy Industry


Chicago Merchantile Exchange

Farm Service Agency

National Agriculture Statistics Service Reports

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