December 9, 2016

MPP Enrollment Deadline Approaching

 |  By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Farmers who plan to enroll in the Margin Protection Program for 2017 must do so by December 16, 2016. This summer lawmakers urged congress to extend the original enrollment deadline of September 30. While the deadline was extended, it’s important to note that December 16 is the last chance to participate in the program.

It’s also important for farmers to remember that if they enrolled to participate in the program any year since its inception, they are no longer eligible to participate in the Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy program.

In 2016 the program paid out in the May-June payment period. Wisconsin received the most payments with a total of $2,832,010 paid to 1,465 enrolled producers.