Deadline for dairy safety net program nears

Deadline for dairy safety net program nears

DAIRY producers have until Nov. 20 to select their annual election coverage under the Margin Protection Program.

So far, almost half of all dairy farmers have made their elections, according to Farm Service Agency (FSA) administrator Val Dolcini.

The program, established by the 2014 farm bill, provides financial assistance to dairy producers when the margin — the difference between feed costs and the price of milk — falls be

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