The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind dairy producers that there is an important deadline to sign up under the new Margin Protection Program (MPP).
The executive director for the USDA in Iowa, Amanda De Jong, reminds us June 1st is the deadline to sign up for the new version of MPP.
De Jong says if you had signed up for MPP in 2017, it is no longer valid. Producers must sign up under the new program.
Local USDA offices have tools to give you a personalized picture of how the MPP program can work for your operation.
De Jong goes through the changes that were made to the new version of MPP.