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Dairy Farmer Insurance Program Deadline Extended

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The deadline for dairy farmers to enroll in a new price protection program has been extended to Dec. 19.

The Margin Protection Program is a voluntary insurance program that enables dairy farmers to protect themselves when prices fall.

The program buffers farmers when the difference between milk prices and feed costs falls below an amount selected by the farmer. Minimum coverage costs $100.

The deadline to enroll was Friday but Vermont's congressional delegation said Thursday that the date has been extended by two weeks.

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