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Rick Worthington DMPP
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: June 08, 2018

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The deadline has come and gone for Dairy Farmers to sign up for the new and improved Dairy Margin Protection Program.

Under Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey talks about the new Program.

Changes to MPP-Dairy

Based on feedback from dairy producers, Congress made several changes to MPP-Dairy in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, including:

Calculations of the margin period is monthly rather than bi-monthly.

Covered production is increased to 5 million pounds on the Tier 1 premium schedule, and premium rates for Tier 1 are substantially lowered.

An exemption from paying an administrative fee for limited resource, beginning, veteran, and disadvantaged producers. Dairy operators enrolled in the previous 2018 enrollment period that qualify for this exemption under the new provisions may request a refund.

USDA is mailing postcards advising dairy producers of the changes. For more information, contact your local USDA service center.

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