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No Time to Lose: The fight for the future of dairy farming

Dairy Revitalization Plan Webinar

Analyses of Proposed Alternative Growth Management Programs for the US Dairy Industry

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This video with Chuck Nicholson and Mark Stephenson presents information on the Growth Management Program designs analyzed and findings about impacts on milk prices, price variability, farm profitability and market outcomes. (24 minutes) You can also download a printed report with more details about the analyses. 

You can access a web application which will provide you with some idea of the impact of a Growth Management Program on your operation.  Entering a few pieces of information about your milk production and intended growth over the next 4 years will provide an estimate of expected changes in milk price and Market Access Fees paid or received.  There is also a separate video which shows data entry and interpretation of results from the web application.

Supply Management & How It Can Save Our Rural Economy

Market Impacts of Various Supply Management Programs

In winter 2018/2019, Wisconsin Farmers Union commissioned Charles Nicholson of Cornell University and Mark Stephenson of University of Wisconsin-Madison to research market impacts of various supply management programs on the dairy industry. There were three versions of such programs that were introduced prior to the 2014 Farm Bill, and it is these programs that were considered for this study. This video is a brief summary of the research results and is about 13 minutes long, or you can watch the longer 40-minute video here.

You can also download a printed report with more details about the analyses.

Farmers Building Strength Together

Canadian Dairy Supply Management

In March, 2018, Dairy Farmers of Ontario Chair Ralph Deitrich and Vice Chair Murray Sherk visited Wisconsin to share their perspective on pros and cons of the Canadian dairy supply management program. Five forums were held around the state to highlight pros and cons of supply management and address whether elements of the Canadian system could be incorporated into the U.S. dairy industry to balance milk supply and demand. Note: we are not advocating for a Canadian-style quota system in the U.S.
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