Margin Protection Program for Dairy
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The Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Diary) is a voluntary program that helps dairy producers protect the financial “margin” between milk prices and the feed costs incurred to produce that milk. Dairy producers can choose among: (1) catastrophic coverage, at no cost to the producer, other than an annual $100 administrative fee; and (2) various levels of buy-up coverage. Catastrophic coverage provides payments to participating producers of dairy operations when the national dairy production margin (defined as the difference between the national all-milk price and average feed costs) is less than $4.00 per hundredweight (cwt) and cover 90% of the production history. Producers may purchase buy-up coverage that provides payments when margins are between $4.00 and $8.00 per cwt., and a coverage percentage of their existing production history. To participate in buy-up coverage, a producer must pay a premium that varies with the level of protection the producer elects. To receive coverage, a producer must enroll annually; pay the administrative fee, and premiums, as applicable.
Produce and commercially market milk from cows located in the United States.
Provide proof of milk production at the time of registration.
Not be enrolled in the Risk Management Agency’s Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy program (LGM-Dairy).
Be in compliance with Highly Erodible Land and wetland conservation provisions.
Dairy producers who are members of the dairy operation must share in the risk of producing milk and make contributions to the dairy operation that are at least commensurate with their share of the proceeds of the operation.
For more information on how to apply for MPP-Dairy, visit the MPP-Dairy page or contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA). office.
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