NEWS
USDA Readies Dairy Program
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Aug 28, 2014 01:50 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Dairy farmers can sign up for the new federal Dairy Margin Protection Program starting Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The Market Protection Program is an insurance option for dairy farmers that is being run through the Farm Service Agency. The Margin Protection Program will pay indemnities to farmers when the difference between the price of milk and feed costs falls below a coverage level selected by the farmer.

Enrollment begins Tuesday and will run until Nov. 28 for the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.

Under the program, USDA determines national average feed costs, factoring in the price of corn, ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
Ag Policy Blog
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
USDA Extends ARC-PLC Deadline
Monsanto Fined
Washington Insider-- Friday
Ag Policy Blog
Group Questions USDA Science
New Rules for Drone Permits
Washington Insider-- Thursday
Non-GM Label Bill Introduced