Dairy growth management is one potential strategy to address dairy farm profitability and market volatility. CIAS launched efforts to bring farmer voices to the policy table to address dairy growth management strategies.
What would a growth management policy mean for my farm? CIAS worked with dairy economists to develop a web app so farmers can enter farm-specific data and see how the policy would impact your business over the next four years.
Watch this walk through video to see how to enter data and interpret results.
Dairy Economists Mark Stephenson and Chuck Nicholson present their report on the growth management policy mechanism, discuss model designs, and share how such policy would impact milk prices, price variability, farm profitability and market outcomes.Detailed policy analysis
The project was funded by the University of Wisconsin Baldwin Wisconsin Idea program, the Grassland 2.0 project, the Wisconsin Cover Crops Research and Outreach Program, and CIAS.