Calling Dairy Producers: Oct. 28 Webinar to Focus on New Farm Bill Program

The Dairy Margin Protection Program was designed to protect from unfavorable margins.

Kansas State University will host a webinar on the Dairy Margin Protection Program of the 2014 Farm Bill Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. CDT.

The free, one-hour webinar by K-State Research and Extension associate Robin Reid, will give a comprehensive view of the program and how producers might use it to manage risk in their operations.

Also called the MPP-Dairy program, it is a voluntary risk management program to protect dairy producers from unfavorable margins that can occur between the price of milk and the cost of feed inputs. It replaces the Market Income Loss Coverage (MILC) program of the 2008 Farm Bill.

“This is not a price support program like traditional dairy programs have been,” Reid said, adding that producers are eligible to participate if they have current commercial milk marketings from cows located in the United States, are U.S. citizens, are actively engaged in the operation, and are in conservation compliance.

Registration for the 2015 MPP-Dairy program ends on November 28th, 2014, so now is the time to learn more about the program and make a sign-up decision, she said.

More information about the webinar is available at http://www.agmanager.info/events/Webinars/default_Dairy.asp. The session will be recorded and available under the Farm Bill page on http://www.agmanager.info.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

Story by:
Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
K-State Research and Extension
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/

For more information:
Robin Reid – 785-532-0964 or robinreid@ksu.edu

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