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Deadline Extended for Margin Protection Program for Dairy

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

margin dairyAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for producers to sign up for the Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program (MPP) – Dairy by one week. The program provides a much needed safety net for dairy producers, and signup will continue until June 8 for them to elect coverage. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 sign-up period. Coverage elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018.


The MPP-Dairy is a voluntary risk management program for dairy producers authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill through Dec. 31, 2018. Significant changes to MPP-Dairy for the 2018 coverage year are further authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The MPP-Dairy offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.