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Analyst: Pandemic shows value of dairy safety net

Issue Date: April 1, 2020

With market signals indicating an improving dairy economy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's own decision tool predicting low to no Dairy Margin Coverage payments this year, fewer dairy farmers opted into the program in 2020. But an American Farm Bureau Federation economist said the rapidly evolving situation under the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the outlook significantly.

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