Below is a statement from Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Sheila Harsdorf. A 30-second radio actuality is also attached.

“Dairy farmers, please consider enrolling in USDA’s Margin Protection Program before the June 1st deadline. With low milk prices for years, MPP can help you manage risk.

In 2018, Congress made needed changes to the program, including lowering premiums on the first five million pounds. Coverage elections made now will be retroactive to January 1st.

Please contact your local FSA office today to learn more. Remember you have until June 1st to enroll in the MPP.”