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What is DMC?

  • DMC stands for Dairy Margin Coverage. DMC evolved from previous dairy income support programs. DMC is a direct descendant of MPP-Dairy. Over its evolution, dairy policy has moved from certainty, set minimum price, to income risk that is insured by DMC.

Is DMC permanent?

A no cost, one-day program designed for dairy managers and others involved in production agriculture who are facing margins in an changing world. 

This free webinar will discuss issues producers face during times of financial impairment. Topics will include reorganization options, mediation and Chapter 12 bankruptcy. 

Speakers: Donald Swanson, an attorney with Koley Jessen in Omaha, who has devoted his career to helping clients with financial impairment, bankruptcy issues and mediation and Kristine Tidgren, Director for the Center for Ag Law and Taxation and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. 

Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska State Dairy Association are hosting two Farm Bill Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Lunch N Learn sessions. Each Lunch N Learn will focus on the dairy related changes and information in the current Farm Bill.


As University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension faculty with expertise in dairy production and agriculture systems, we provide science-based programs, resources, and knowledge to Nebraska’s dairy producers. Our aim is to empower dairy operations to be both sustainable and resilient while maintaining profitability. Our ideas, actions, and communications will promote resource-based stewardship while enhancing human and animal well-being.

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