Hunting tales and dairy margin protection

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Hello Again!

I am sure some of you have big deer hunting stories to share while others of us have very little to talk about. Many of you have been readers of this column for many years and know that I always share a good story.

My attempt at hunting with my son on the last Saturday morning was a story that would have made a better funny home video. We were up before dawn, climbing into Carhartts, finding bullets, only to peek out the door at a down-pouring rain.

I begged for another cup of coffee and thankfully the rain slowed down to a drizzle.

Never fear the deer hunting son must get to a hunting blind. For a very young agile boy he had no problem scaling a round bale to crawl up into the hunting blind. As I attempted to climb up a wet board used as a ladder I slipped.

You can imagine what the jolly old Carhartt Momma looked like at his point!

I looked up at my young son, snickering and knew that this is what hunting is all about. Oh well back to the working world of Farm Service Agency.

If you haven’t heard about the Dairy Margin Protection Program … you must have been hunting in another country. The USDA has again extended the deadline, this time until Dec. 19.

If you had previously enrolled and now would like to revise your decision, you can do so through 19.

The program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin-the difference between the price of milk and feed costs fall below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

That’s all for now,
FSA Andy!

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FSA Andy is written by USDA Farm Service Agency county executive directors in northeastern Ohio.

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