Sign-up for the 2023 USDA Dairy Margin Coverage is now open through December 9th.  FSA Deputy Administrator Scott Barlow said several improvements to coverage have been made over the past year.


“[For example] the feed cost formula will pay for high quality alfalfa hay."


He noted, there is also the second year of supplemental DMC available.


“The supplemental DMC allows folks to align their payments more closely with their current production if it's changed if they've had growth.” 


As it applies the calendar years 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.  Online decision-making tools are available for dairy producers to calculate coverage by visiting the DMC’s Website.  You can also get more information by visiting your local FSA office.


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