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Vermont's long tradition of quality agricultural practices and pursuits continues to grow -- and UVM Extension is here to provide timely technical resources and information to Vermont farmers. Through partnerships with other non-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies, we bring up-to-date research-based knowledge to Vermont's thriving agricultural community.

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Sessions Planned for Five Vermont Locations

Burlington--On Sept. 1 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the rules for the new dairy margin protection program authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. To help dairy farmers understand these rules and learn how the program works, free informational workshops will be offered at several Vermont locations in October.

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The New Dairy Margin Protection Program

The new Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy), which was established by the 2014 Farm Bill, will provide financial protection for dairy producers against losses when their margin falls below a certain dollar amount. Participation is voluntary although farmers must enroll by Nov. 28.

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