USDA has delayed sign-up for the 2018 Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) until Sept. 1.
“Delaying signup until Sept. 1, 2017, will allow County Offices to concentrate on national acreage reporting, emergency grazing requests and LFP applications,” notes Kathy Sayers, acting administrator of Farm Programs.
In the past, the enrollment officially ended Sept. 30. But the deadline has typically been extended into December to encourage more sign-up. No word in the current announcement when enrollment for 2018 will close.
The notice has a dateline of July 3, 2017, but it was buried at the bottom of the Dairy MPP web page.