Update June 4th, 2018:
The USDA released the following statement, offering an extension to dairy farmers who want to sign up for a special insurance program:
“Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for producers to sign up for the Farm Service Agency’s Margin Protection Program – Dairy (MPP) for one week. The program provides a much needed safety net for dairy producers, and signup will continue until Friday, June 8, 2018, for them to elect coverage. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 signup period. Coverage elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018.”
The original story from May 29th, 2018 appears below.
Pennsylvania dairy farmers have until the end of the week to sign up for a federal initiative to help minimize their losses. The Margin Protection Program saw major changes in the budget Congress passed earlier this year.