Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has extended the deadline for producers to sign up for the Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program – Dairy (MPP) for one week. Signup for the safety net will continue until Friday, June 8, 2018. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 signup period. Coverage elections will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018.
Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY in May released an Alert MPP-Dairy – If You Are Not Signed Up – Should You Reconsider? to help evaluate whether this program is a fit for your farm.