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Does the MILC program Affect Milk Supply Response in Individual States of the United States?


  • Herndon, Cary W., Jr.
  • Looney, John Mark, Jr.


The 2002 Farm Bill instituted a first-ever countercyclical milk price support program known as Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program. Analyzing variables (cattle numbers, milk price, etc.) using regression analysis, this study found that MILC was statistically significant, but often had negative impacts, on milk supply response in individual states.

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  • Herndon, Cary W., Jr. & Looney, John Mark, Jr., 2008. "Does the MILC program Affect Milk Supply Response in Individual States of the United States?," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6782, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaed:6782

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    1. Eberle, Phillip R. & Milliman, Clinton & Peterson, William C. & Rendleman, C. Matthew, 2004. "Promotional Efforts Vs. Economic Factors As Drivers Of Producers' Decisions To Expand Or Start A Dairy," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20140, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    MILC; milk supply response; milk prices; Agricultural and Food Policy; Industrial Organization;

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