The USDA has announced a new support program for a short list of commodity producers. Dairy is in the list. The new program is entitled - Market Facilitation Program (MFP). The staff at your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office will sign up producers who wish to participate beginning September 4, 2018 through January 15, 2019
The Dairy MFP payment is based on the historical production reported for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. For existing dairy operations, the production history is established using the highest annual milk production marketed during the full calendar years of 2011, 2012, and 2013. Dairy operations are also required to have been in operation on June 1, 2018.
MFP Applications are available online at www.farmers.gov/MFP. Applications can also be completed at a local FSA Office or submitted electronically.
For more information, contact your local FSA office. To find your local FSA office, visit www.farmers.gov.