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Dairy Producers Reminded to Enroll for 2018 Coverage

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dairy producersUSDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind dairy producers that enrollment for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy) continues through Dec. 15, 2017.

MPP-Dairy gives participating dairy producers the flexibility to select coverage levels best suited for their operation. Participating farmers will remain in the program through Dec. 31, 2018, and pay a minimum $100 administrative fee for coverage. Producers have the option of selecting a different coverage level from the previous coverage year during open enrollment.

But a reminder, there is something new this year, and that is the option of opting out of the program for 2018. In order to opt out, a producer should not sign up during the current registration period. By opting out, you will not receive any MPP-Dairy benefits if payments are triggered for 2018. The decision to opt out would be for 2018 only and is not retroactive.

For more information, stop by your local USDA Service Center or visit FSA online at www.fsa.usda.gov/dairy