In the new farm bill, the Margin Protection Program for dairy farmers is being renamed and will be known as the Dairy Margin Coverage Program. National Milk Producers Federation senior vice president of communications Alan Bjerga says this new program is an improvement over MPP. With the dramatic losses within the dairy industry, Bjerga says the new farm bill is needed. The dairy industry is also looking at other options to support dairy farmers. “We’re still looking at things like trying to relieve retaliatory tariffs on Mexico against U.S. cheese exports and the trade mitigation program in terms of payment levels that more accurately reflect the losses in the dairy industry.”
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