For those dairy farmers wishing to participate in the 2018 Dairy Margin Protection Program, deadline for enrollment is next Friday, December 15. This year, dairy farmers have the option of opting out of the MPP and signing up for Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy insurance. (For a good discussion of the options, read Robin Schmahl’s blog here.) They can also forego both government programs. Unlike prior years, enrollment in MPP is not automatic if farmers had participated previously.