University of Wisconsin-Extension will offer a number of meetings across the state for farmers interested in learning about the new Dairy Revenue Protection program, a new federal insurance tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level. Mark Stephenson Director of the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability will provide a comprehensive overview of the Dairy Revenue Protection program and updates to the FSA Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), as another tool for dairy farmers when milk prices are low. Important changes to the MPP have been introduced in the Farm Bill that may make this program worth a second look.
- New Dairy Revenue Protection (RP) program structure and function
- Overview of Dairy programs RP, MPP and Livestock Gross Margins (LGM)
- FSA implementation
- Expected returns
- Decision making tool & calculations
There is no fee to attend the meetings. Registration is recommended for meeting materials.
Contact: Adam Hady, Agriculture Agent – Crawford & Richland Counties, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 16, 2019, 10 a.m. – Spring Green Fire Department, 327 South Winsted Street, Spring Green, WI. Contact: Alana Voss, Sauk County UW-Extension, (608) 355-3250
Jan. 22, 2019, 10 a.m. – Gays Mills Community Center, 16381 Hwy 131 Gays Mills, WI. Contact: Ashley Olson, Vernon County UW-Extension, (608) 637-5276
For a complete list of meeting dates and locations, please refer to the flyer. The following UW-Extension meetings on the Dairy Revenue Protection program are available by date and location. For registration, more information and questions, contact the UW-Extension office by meeting location.
Thank you to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and other partnering organizations for their sponsorship of meeting refreshments, where applicable.