USDA extends dairy protection program deadlines

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, speaking last week at the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) annual meeting in Dallas, announced extended deadlines for the dairy Margin Protection Program.

Farmers now have until Dec. 5 to enroll in the voluntary program, established by the 2014 farm bill. The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin — the difference between the price of...

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