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Rick Worthington Dairy Margin Protection Program
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: April 11, 2018

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Dairy producers are facing some very real problems right now as milk prices are at a two-year low.

When the cost of producing milk is higher than the return you get, you go out of business unless you have protections in place.

Steve Peterson with the Farm Service Agency says signup for the revamped Dairy Margin Protection Program are just about to get underway.

"FSA how to sign up for 2018 obviously prior to the bipartisan budget act being enrolled to have to be done in December 2017 but because of the bipartisan budget act for opening sign up backup so these new Provisions can be taken into consideration and so sign up will begin April 9th and it's going to be a window for producers."

Agriculture experts say the program will now provide better protection from shifting milk and feed prices for dairy farmers across the nation, but only if farmers opt to enroll.

Enrollment will run April 9th thru June 1st.

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