USDA Extends Margin Protection Program for Dairy Enrollment Deadline

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[September 07, 2016]    USDA announced that it will extend the deadline for dairy producers to enroll in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy to Dec. 16, 2016, from the previous deadline of Sept. 30.

This voluntary dairy safety net program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating dairy producers when the margin the difference between the price of milk and feed costs falls below the coverage level selected by the producer. A USDA web tool, available at, allows dairy producers to calculate levels of coverage available from MPP based on price projections.

[Illinois Farm Service Agency]



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