Submitted by Sally Torgerson, FSA

BALDWIN, WI – The Pierce and St Croix County Farm Service Agency, along with the University of Wisconsin- Extension, is hosting a Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) informational meeting on Friday, May 4, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Baldwin Ag Center, 1960 8th Ave, Baldwin, WI 54002.

The Bipartisan Budget Act was signed into law in February and includes substantial changes to MPP-Dairy for the 2018 coverage year, including a new signup period for 2018.

All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 signup period. Coverage elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018. All dairy operations interested in MPP coverage must sign up during the enrollment period and submit form CCC-782 to enroll.  Dairy operations may still "opt out" by not submitting a form. The enrollment period runs from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

The informational meeting will cover changes to the program, production history, coverage levels, premiums and the MPP-Dairy Decision Tool.  All dairy producers are encouraged to attend. 

The meeting is free and open to all producers. Please contact (715) 684-2874 X2 if you have any questions regarding the meeting.

Additional meetings have been scheduled in April and May  throughout Wisconsin.  To find a current listing, visit https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Wisconsin/state-events/index.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Aaron Moore at 715-684-2874 extension 2 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.