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USDA dairy safety-net program signup to begin Oct. 12 for the 2021 Coverage Period

Income over feed margin for April triggers second payment for 2020


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 7:40am

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announces that Dairy Margin Coverage safety-net signup for 2021 coverage will begin Oct. 12 and will run through Dec. 11.

DMC has already triggered payments for two months for producers who signed up for 2020 coverage.

“If we’ve learned anything in the past six months, it’s to expect the unexpected,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “Nobody would have imagined the significant impact that current, unforeseen circumstances have had on an already fragile dairy market.  It’s during unprecedented tim...

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