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's Proposed Changes to MPP

NMPF Board of Directors Unanimously Approves Recommendations to Margin Protection Program The Margin... Read More >>

Michigan Dairy Farmer Outlines Changes Needed in Farm Bill Safety Net at Senate Hearing

FRANKENMUTH, MI – Dairy farmers in Michigan and across the nation need federal lawmakers to revise the... Read More >>

Resource Center for the Dairy Industry


Chicago Merchantile Exchange

Farm Service Agency

National Agriculture Statistics Service Reports

Foreign Agricultural Service