Why does it pay to have Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)? DRP sets a quarterly price floor based on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) futures prices to protect dairy producers against unexpected declines in milk revenue. It’s important to protect your operation — and DRP is one of the resources you can have in your toolbox to do so.
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The recently enacted New York State budget makes the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) fully refundable for eligible farmers who derive more than two-thirds of their gross income from farming. This provision will be in place through 2027 and will greatly benefit eligible farmers in New York State. Today’s post provides a high-level overview of the ITC.
May 29, 2023
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LGM is a livestock product that protects producers from declining product prices and increasing feed costs. There are separate programs for dairy, beef cattle and swine, but the program works relatively the same for each.
April 10, 2023
Understanding your milk check is a crucial piece to your operation’s revenue and risk management strategy. Milk checks vary between cooperatives and who you sell your milk to, but breaking it down by how the line items on your check are calculated can help you determine your mailbox price and what you are paid.
March 07, 2023
One of the biggest economic stories of 2022 was inflation — particularly with respect to energy, food and housing. What does 2023 look like? Christopher Wolf, PhD, Cornell University, gives a recap on the dairy industry in 2022, as well as an outlook for 2023.
February 13, 2023
Managing a successful dairy farm means managing a lot of information. One of the things we work with clients on is collecting numbers from your farm, comparing those metrics to industry aggregates, and helping producers understand what that comparison means. Learn the nine numbers we talk to our consulting clients about.
September 12, 2022