USDA Extends Milk Loss Program Deadline

Dan Dairy, Marketing, Milk Loss Program (MLP), USDA-FSA


U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) did extend the application deadline for the Milk Loss Program (MLP) to this coming Monday, October 30th. This is to allow more time for eligible dairy farmers to apply for much-needed weather-related disaster recovery assistance.

Administered by the Farm Service Agency, MLP compensates dairy producers who, because of qualifying weather events, dumped or removed milk without compensation from the commercial milk market in calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022. Eligible causes of losses also include the consequences of those weather events, such as power outages, impassable roads, and infrastructure losses.


“We recognize that MLP benefits are critical to the financial recovery of dairy operations significantly impacted by weather-related disasters that inhibited their ability to deliver or store milk in one or even multiple years,” says FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux.

Many producers most likely have the required forms already on file, but those who are uncertain or want to confirm the status of their forms can contact FSA at their local USDA Service Center.

For more information on eligibility and payments, view the MLP fact sheet.?