New Margins To Protect Dairy Producers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy
producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-
Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. The program protects dairy producers by paying them when the difference between the national all-milk
price and the national average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount elected by the
producer. Changes include calculations of the margin period is monthly rather than bi-monthly.