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Protecting your profits call planned for April 23
Zepp to provide overview of current market trends and farm bill margin program

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Center for Dairy Excellence will host the next “Protecting Your Profits” conference call on Wednesday, April 23, from 12 – 12:15 p.m. The call will provide a concise market update that includes a national and global snapshot of the dairy industry today including LGM-Dairy results and opportunities.

Alan Zepp, risk management program manager for the Center, who authors the Markets and Management Update, published in Farmshine, will host the call.

Milk production in Europe is well over last spring. New Zealand is moving into their fall season so production is dropping. California is still dry, while the Midwest and Northeast are beginning to green up. China’s economy is slowing down. Russia and the Ukraine are constantly in the news. This month Zepp will ask and answer, "Can I still protect profitable margins for next winter?" He will also speak to the basics of the Farm Bill Margin Protection Program, as well as other price risk management tools and how they fit into the Joe Dairyman’s marketing plan in this volatile environment.

Anyone can participate in the monthly conference call series. There is no charge to participate in the call, but pre-registration is required. Calls are hosted in a webinar format to be recorded and made available for later viewing. Past Protecting Your Profits calls can be accessed at www.centerfordairyexcellence under “Dairy Information.”

To register, call the Center at 717-346-0849 with name, phone number, and e-mail address. Once registered, participants will receive the call-in number and information.

For more details about the monthly conference call learning series, contact the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or by e-mail at info@centerfordairyexcellence.org. More information about this and other resources from the center can be found at www.centerfordairyexcellence.org.