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USDA Extends Deadline For MPP For Dairy Farmers (2018-06-15 15:55:30)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018.

The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant.

USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily.

The deadline is being extended a second time to ensure that dairy producers are given every opportunity to make a calculated decision and enroll in the program if they choose. This will be the last opportunity for producers to take advantage of key adjustments Congress made to provisions of the Margin Protection Program under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to strengthen its support of dairy producers.

USDA encourages producers contemplating enrollment to use the online web resource at www.fsa.usda.gov/mpptool to calculate the best levels of coverage for their dairy operation.



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