Signup Continues for 2022 Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dan Dairy, USDA-FSA


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers that signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program continues until Feb. 18, 2022. DMC enables producers to get coverage through this important safety-net program for another year as well as get additional assistance through the new Supplemental DMC.

Supplemental DMC will provide $580 million to better help small- and mid-sized dairy operations that have increased production over the years but were not able to enroll the additional production. Now, they will be able to retroactively receive payments for that supplemental production.


To determine the appropriate level of DMC coverage for a specific dairy operation, producers can use the online dairy decision tool.

Producers are encouraged to contact their local USDA Service Center to learn more.