Milk Loss Assistance program signup begins

Milk Loss Assistance program signup begins

The five-week-long sign-up window just opened for USDA’s new Milk Loss Assistance program. 

Alan Bjerga with the National Milk Producers Federation says the disaster program is open to producers and some cooperatives that had milk dumped or removed from the market without compensation during 2020, 2021, and 2022 due to qualifying weather events, infrastructure losses, and impassible roads. “It’s an important program. It’s money that is too late in coming, but it is coming, and farmers should be looking to their FSA agent really fast.”

Bjerga says FSA’s formula for determining the Milk Loss Program payments considers the base period per cow average production, the number of days milk was dumped, and the milk price per hundredweight.

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