Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made stops before the House and Senate agriculture committees this past week. Perdue told dairy farmers if they can hold on, help is on the way. “Sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage program will begin June 17. That’s based on what we think we can achieve,” said Perdue. “On the net refund provision on prior premiums, we think we can get that out in April.” Chairman Collin Peterson is concerned about dairy farmer sign up for the new program. “I think the future for dairy is actually pretty good given this new safety net,” said Peterson.
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