Dairy producers can sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) through December 6, 2019. Registration can be completed at your local USDA Farm Service Agency office. To find your local office, visit https://www.farmers.gov/service-locator.
For dairy producers, the MFP program will provide a $0.20 per cwt. payment in three waves. The first payment, expected in late August, will be $0.10 per cwt. on a dairy operation’s entire established annual production history. The second wave will be $0.05 per cwt., expected in November 2019. The third wave, if warranted with market conditions, would be another $0.05 per cwt., paid in January 2020.
To learn more about the program, read the September 2019 Jersey Jargon.