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USDA Extends Dairy Program Deadlines
Wed Oct 29, 2014 03:55 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA has extended the deadlines for dairy producers to enroll in the dairy Margin Protection Program, according to a news release issued Wednesday by USDA.

Farmers will now have until Dec. 5, 2014, to enroll in the program, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. He said the extension was made to give dairy producers time to make well-education choices in their coverage in light of changing markets.

The Margin Protection Program was established by the 2014 Farm Bill and provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin (the difference between the price of milk and feed ...

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