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Perdue allowing dairy farmers to opt out of MPP

Program has been a disappointment to producers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency announced Aug. 31 that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). However, it also announced that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is allowing producers the choice to opt out.  

“Secretary Perdue is using his authority to allow producers to withdraw from the MPP Dairy program and not pay the annual administrative fee for 2018,” said Rob Jo

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