Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy Producers

The 2018 Margin Protection Program signup will be held September 1-December 15, 2017. You can enroll now for 2018 coverage in MPP OR you may OPT OUT of coverage under the program for the 2018 coverage year only.

You have the following options: (1) do nothing if you do not want coverage for 2018; (2) obtain CAT level by paying a $100 administrative fee. This provides coverage on 90 percent of your established production history if the margin falls below $4.00 or (3) obtain Buy-up coverage by paying the $100 administrative fee and paying a premium that varies depending upon the coverage level you select. Under this coverage you elect margin coverage between $4.500 and $8.00 and on 25 to 90 percent of your established production history.

To enroll in 2018 MPP you must make your coverage election, pay a $100 administrative fee, and complete and submit form CCC-782 to the FSA county office between September 1 and December 15, 2017. All outstanding premium balances for 2017 must be paid in full before you can sign-up for 2018 coverage. If you do not wish to participate in MPP for 2018 coverage year, you do not have to submit form CCC-782 during the enrollment period or pay the $100 administrative fee for 2018.

Please evaluate your options at www.fsa.usda.gov/mpptool or contact the New River Valley FSA Office at 540-382-3961, extension 2.