Dairy farmers allowed to opt out of program

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Dairy farmers will be allowed to opt out of the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made the announcement as enrollment for 2018 coverage in the program opened on Sept. 1.

“Secretary Perdue is using his authority to allow...

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