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Event Details


September 23, 2014


varies by location


This event is free.


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Cathy Wallace
585-343-3040 x138

Margin Protection Program for Dairy

September 23, 2014

MPP Informational Webinar and Question and Answer Session with Dr. Novakovic, representatives from your local Farm Service Agency office and Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists will be held at the following locations and times:

Please see PDF of Times & Locations

These webinars will detail the rules of the program and illustrate resources that can be used to help make decisions about participation coverage options. Due to limited seating at each location registration is requested. To register for all of these locations please contact Cathy Wallace at 585-343-3040, Ext 138, or e-mail Cathy at When you register, identify the site and time you plan to attend and provide the name and contact information for each person attending.

The Official USDA - FSA MPP-Dairy Fact Sheet details eligible dairy operations, registration, production history establishment, coverage election, premiums, margin calculations, payments, contract modifications, and how to apply. It can be accessed at: Local USDA Farm Service Agency offices will be the first line for answering questions about sign-up procedures and contracts. MPP-Dairy sign-up is open from September 2 to November 28, 2014 for the 2015 program year that runs from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.

MPP Resources are available from the National Program on Dairy Markets and Policy: You will find fact sheets, short videos, a decision tool, and slides that can be used to gain a greater understanding of the program and how it works. Reviewing these resources will help you to be prepared to make informed decisions about sign-up.

MPP-Dairy is a new and different approach to risk management for dairy farms. It focuses on protection of the margin between the price of producing a hundredweight of milk and the cost of producing it. Presently, with high milk prices and lower feed prices, margins for dairies are running relatively high. We are all familiar with the volatility in prices of milk, grain and forage production inputs. This new approach makes it important for producers to understand the relationship between milk price and production costs for their farm. Now is the time to gather historical price and production cost data for your farm. Take a look at price projections for both milk and inputs and carefully consider your coverage options.

Register today to attend one of the NWNY interactive MPP-Dairy webinar sessions. Call or e-mail Cathy Wallace to register for the location and time you choose to attend.

Times & Locations (PDF; 181KB)

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