USDA has extended the deadline for dairy farmers to sign-up for Margin Protection Program coverage until Friday, June 8th. The following statement is from the USDA-FSA website:
Statement on the Extension of Signup Deadline for MPP-Dairy:
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for producers to sign up for the Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program – Dairy (MPP) for one week. The program provides a much needed safety net for dairy producers, and signup will continue until Friday, June 8, 2018, for them to elect coverage. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 signup period. Coverage elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018.