Cedar County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Jackson Jones reminds dairy producers that the deadline to sign-up for Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) benefits is Sept. 30, 2012. Legislation has not been enacted to extend the MILC program past Sept. 30, 2012, through the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008.
MILC compensates dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specified level.
“It is important that dairy producers provide final production evidence and any supporting documentation for eligible months that MILC was in effect by Nov. 1, 2012,” said Jones.
Changes to the dairy operation start-month must be designated on FSA’s form, “CCC-580M – Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) Modification.”
For more information about the MILC program, please contact the Cedar County FSA office at 417/276-4712 Ext. 2 or visit the web at: www.fsa.usda.gov/mo.