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Introducing the New Margin Protection Program

On August 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced details for a long-awaited and much-improved safety net for dairy farmers. Developed by the National Milk Producers Federation and five years in the making, the new Dairy Margin Protection Program, or MPP, is the most significant rewrite of dairy policy in more than a generation. Sign-up started September 2, 2014, and continues through November 28, 2014.

Use our website to find up-to-date information on how the program will work and how it can help limit the volatility in farmers’ margins.

A regular, detailed update on the margins between milk prices and feed costs can be downloaded from the Margin Protection Program webpage.



Pack Your Bags for NMPF Annual Meeting in Texas

2014 NDB/NMPF/UDIA Joint Annual Meeting LogoNMPF will be joining the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and the United Dairy Industry Association in Grapevine, Texas for the organizations' joint annual meeting. The meeting will be held October 27 - 29 at the Gaylord Texan Resort. At the meeting, attendees will learn more about how national dairy policy and promotion organizations are partnering for progress and creating a world of opportunities for dairy farm families. They will also find out how the strategies and programs managed by their dairy promotion and policy organizations collaboratively help the U.S. dairy industry create and seize on opportunities for growth and prosperity for all farmers.

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