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The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Wisconsin-Extension will host informational meetings on the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) across Wisconsin in April and May.

MPP-Dairy is an important safety net tool for dairy producers that provide protections from shifting milk and feed prices. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 – signed into law in February — includes changes to program, including a new signup period for 2018.

The informational meetings will cover changes to MPP-Dairy, production history, coverage levels, premiums and the MPP-Dairy Decision Tool.  Some of the scheduled meetings will also include an overview of additional USDA programs.  All dairy producers are encouraged to attend one of the meetings.

All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 signup period.  Coverage elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018.

All dairy operations interested in MPP-Dairy coverage must sign up during the enrollment period and submit, to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) form CCC-782 to enroll.  Dairy operations may still “opt out” by not submitting a form.  The enrollment period runs from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

Meetings currently scheduled are as follows:

 

 

 

Date/Time Counties Involved Location Meeting Topics/Co-hosts Contact
4/24/2018
1:00 p.m.
Buffalo, Pepin Pepin County Courthouse
Durand County Board Room
740 7th Ave. W
Durand, WI 54736
MPP

UW-Extension & FSA

Stephanie McCarthy-Wondercheck
715-672-8663 x 2
4/25/2018
1:00 p.m.
Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire Eau Claire- UW-Extension Ag Service Center
227 1st St. W
Altoona, WI 54720
MPP/Disaster Programs

UW-Extension & FSA

Heather Kirkpatrick
715-723-8556 x 2
4/25/2018
1:00 p.m.
Barron Barron County Government Center
335 East Monroe Ave, Rm 110
Barron, WI 54812
MPP/Disaster Programs

Dr. Mark Stephenson/UW-Extension & FSA

Katie Stariha
715-537-5645 x 2
4/25/2018
2:00 p.m.
Buffalo, Pepin Buffalo County Courthouse
County Board Room- 3rd Floor
407 S. 2nd St.
Alma, WI 54610
MPP

UW-Extension & FSA

Stephanie McCarthy-Wondercheck
608-685-4454 x 2
4/26/2018
10:30 a.m.
Rusk/Sawyer Ladysmith Library
418 Corbett Ave., East Room
Ladysmith, WI 54848
MPP/Disaster Programs

UW-Extension & FSA

Katie Stariha
715-532-3786 x 2
4/27/2018
10:00 a.m.
Columbia Columbia County Administration Building
112 E. Edgewater St.
Portage, WI 53901
MPP, Disaster Programs, Farm Loans

UW-Extension & FSA

Susan Hunter
608-742-5361 x 2
5/2/2018
1:30 p.m.
Sauk Sauk County FSA Office
Basement Room B24
505 Broadway
Baraboo, WI 53913
MPP

FSA & UW-Extension Webinar

Curt Norgard
608-355-4420
5/3/2018
10:00 a.m.
Brown, Outagamie Brown County FSA Office
3071C Voyager Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54217
MPP, Disaster Programs, NRCS Programs, Farm Loans

UW-Extension, NRCS, & FSA

Zak Werner
920-884-3910 x 2
5/3/2018
11:00 a.m.
Green Lake Green Lake County FSA Office
W1740 North Street, Suite 100
Green Lake, WI 54941
MPP, NRCS Programs, Farm Loans, Farm Storage Facility Loans

UW-Extension, NRCS & FSA

Jake VandeBerg
920-294-6474 x 2
5/3/2018
12:30 p.m.
Clark, Florence, Forest, Lincoln, Langlade, Marathon, Oneida,  Vilas Abbotsford Town Hall
203 N 1st St.
Abbotsford, WI 54405
MPP/Disaster Programs/Farm Loans

UW-Extension & FSA

Deb Esselman
715-848-2330 x 2
5/3/2018
1:00 p.m.
Rock Rock County FSA Office
Conference Room
440 N. US HWY 14
Janesville, WI 53545
MPP

UW-Extension & FSA

Michael Olson
608-754-6617 x 2
5/3/2018
1:30 p.m.
Calumet, Manitowoc Manitowoc County Office Complex
4319 Expo Dr., Room 300
Manitowoc, WI 54220
MPP/Disaster Programs/Farm Loans/NRCS Programs

UW-Extension, NRCS, & FSA

Tom Schneider
920-683-5119 x 2
5/3/2018
2:00 PM
Dodge, Jefferson Dodge County Administrative Building
Auditorium
127 E. Oak St.
Juneau, WI 53039
MPP, Disaster Programs, Farm Loans,  NRCS programs

FSA & NRCS

Matt Peplinski
920-386-9999 x 2
5/3/2018
8:00 p.m.
Portage, Wood Auburndale Village Hall
5988 1st St.
Auburndale, WI 54412
MPP/Farm Loans/Q & A

UW-Extension, MidState Tech, & FSA

Jake Bourget
715-346-1313 x 2
5/4/2018
11:00 a.m.
Pierce, St. Croix St. Croix FSA Office
1960 8th Ave.
Baldwin, WI 54002
UWEX Classroom
MPP

UW-Extension, Compeer, & FSA

Aaron Moore
715-684-2784 x 2
5/7/2018
10:00 a.m.
Brown, Outagamie Outagamie County FSA Office
3369 West Brewster St.
Appleton, WI 54914
MPP, Disaster Programs, NRCS Programs, Farm Loans

UW-Extension, NRCS, & FSA

Zak Werner
920-884-3910 x 2
5/7/2018
1:30 p.m.
Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth Walworth County Government Center
Room 2014
100 W. Walworth St.
Elkhorn, WI 53121
MPP

Mark Stephenson, UW- Extension, & FSA

Tom Oasen
262-723-3216 x 2
5/7/2018
8:00 p.m.
Portage, Wood Stevens Point Courthouse Annex
1462 Strongs Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
MPP/Farm Loans/Q & A

UW-Extension, MidState Tech, & FSA

Jake Bourget
715-346-1313 x 2
5/8/2018
9:00 a.m.
Winnebago Winnebago County FSA Office
625 E County Road Y, Suite 200
Oshkosh, WI 54901
MPP

UW-Extension & FSA

Rhonda VandeHey
920-424-0329 x 2
5/8/2018
11:00 a.m.
Fond du Lac UW-Fond du Lac Administration/Extension Building
Room 205/206
400 University Dr.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
MPP, Farm Loans, Farm Storage Facility Loans

UW-Extension and FSA

Jake VandeBerg
920-923-3033 x 2
5/8/2018
11:00 a.m.
Door, Kewaunee Kewaunee County Fairgrounds- Expo Hall
625 3rd St.

Luxemburg, WI

MPP, Disaster Programs

Mark Stephenson, UW-Extension, & FSA

Tim Siehr
920-743-3595 x 2
5/8/2018
1:00 p.m.
Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington Sheboygan County FSA Office
Meeting Room 105
650 Forest Ave.
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
MPP, NRCS Programs, Farm Loans

UW-Extension, NRCS, & FSA

Gretchen Smith
920-467-9917 x 2
5/9/2018
9:30 a.m.
Oconto, Marinette Town of Pound Hall
Main area
W8484 County Rd. B
Coleman, WI 54112
MPP/Disaster Programs

UW-Extension & FSA

Nancy Swenty
920-829-5406 x 2
5/9/2018
10:30 a.m.
Grant, Iowa, Lafayette Belmont Convention Center
103 W. Mound View Ave.
Belmont, WI 53510
MPP

UW-Extension & FSA

Laurie Makos
608-935-2791 x 2
5/9/2018
1:00 p.m.
Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center
238 Front Street
Cashton, WI 54619

(Enter the meeting room by the door to the west of the main doors.)

MPP

Dr. Mark Stephenson, UW-Extension, & FSA

Kathy Lewison
608-637-2183 x 2
5/10/2018
10:00  a.m.
Jackson Jackson Electric Cooperative
N6868 County Road F
Black River Falls, WI 54615
MPP

UW-Extension & FSA

Julie Dokestul
715-284-4515 x 2
5/10/2018
1:00 p.m.
Shawano, Menominee Shawano County FSA Office
Conference Room
603A Lakeland Rd.
Shawano, WI 54116
MPP, Farm Storage Facility Loans Expanded Coverage

UW-Extension & FSA

Emily Schildgen
715-524-4814 x 2
5/10/2018
1:00 p.m.
Trempealeau Centerville Curling Club
W24854 Hwy 54
Galesville, WI54630
MPP

Dr. Mark Stephenson, UW-Extension, and FSA

Julie Dokestul
715-538-4396 x 2
5/10/2018
1:00 p.m.
Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington Washington Ozaukee FSA Office
Meeting Room 3224
333 E. Washington St.
West Bend, WI 53095
MPP, NRCS Programs, Farm Loans

UW-Extension, NRCS, & FSA

Gretchen Smith
262-335-4860 x 2

 

These meetings are free and open to all producers.  Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact the number listed next to the meeting information or call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Additional meetings may have been scheduled since the publication of this release.  Visit https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Wisconsin/state-events/index to find a current listing of all scheduled MPP-Dairy meetings.