Farm Service Agency begins payments for Dairy Margin Coverage

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The Farm Service Agency has begun issuing payments for the Dairy Margin Coverage insurance program. South Dakota Dairy Producers Association President Marv Post says it’s encouraging they’re moving ahead with what was promised this spring.

He says while the payments don’t make producers totally whole, they are coming at a good time.

Post says DMC provides a very good safety net for especially the smaller dairies, those with about 220 cows and producing 5 million pounds of milk.

So far, nearly 10,000 dairy operations nationally have signed up for the new program. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.