Like most dairy producers in late 2019, Ryan Klussendorf of Medford, Wis., was optimistic about 2020 dairy prices and he did not sign up for USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage program. But after seeing the extreme volatility of this year, he’s not taking any chances for 2021 and said other producers shouldn’t either.
Agri-tourism operations around the nation have seen differing levels of success dealing with stay-at-home orders and visitor restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some farms, notably U-pick operations, are finding it easier to adapt. Others aren’t.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 – Now that U.S. efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are ramping up, lawmakers are asking President Donald Trump to focus on what they call Canada’s increasingly protectionist dairy policies.