USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines Enrollment
Enrollment Continues Through Dec. 5; Comments Accepted Until Dec. 15

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[December 12, 2014]  USDA is extending the deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). Farmers now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin the difference between the price of milk and feed costs falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

Producers are encouraged to use the online Web resource at to calculate the best levels of coverage for their dairy operation. The secure website can be accessed via computer, smartphone or tablet.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also extended the opportunity for public comments on both the Margin Protection Program and the Dairy Product Donation Program until Dec. 15, 2014.

Comments can be submitted to USDA via the website at

Please contact your local county FSA Office with any questions regarding this message.

[Mary S. Kirby - Public Affairs Specialist - Illinois State FSA Office - Springfield]

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