Producers finally have the green light — after an earlier bureaucratic holdup — to sign up for the Milk Income Loss Contract program extension that was signed into law last month by President Bush.


If you want to take advantage of payments retroactive back to December 2005 you must complete sign up by May 17. Producers who sign up after that date will only be able to pick a start date between June 2006 and September 2006.


To enroll in the program, contact your local Farm Service Agency office. Or,  follow this link for more details at the FSA Web site. Once there, click on LD-564.