The past five years have been very challenging for dairy farmers. National Milk Producers Federation Senior Vice President of Communications Alan Bjerga says the Dairy Margin Coverage program should be considered. “Signup is starting June 17 and you’ll see payments going out as soon as July,” said Bjerga. “As far as possible solutions in today’s policy environment, the Dairy Margin Coverage program is effective, targeted assistance and we strongly encourage producers to look seriously at the $9.50 coverage level.” Bjerga, who is a Motley, Minnesota native, says dairy farmers who participated in the old Margin Protection Program should also be looking for a refund.
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