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March 2017 Expected LGM – Dairy Margins  2016 – 2017 Actual MPP Margins 5-Year Average LGM-Dairy Margins
March $7.1486 $6.49
April $7.1486 $6.06
 May $7.49 $5.76277 $6.20
June $7.70 $5.76277 $5.83
 July $7.96  $8.42515 $5.97
 August $8.23 $8.42515 $7.49
 September $8.24 $9.16485 $8.46
October $8.24 $9.16485 $8.89
November $8.13  $10.54387 $8.87
December $7.90 $10.54387 $7.34
January $7.85 $11.0562 $6.99
February $7.82 $8.00928 $6.71

Chart compares the Dairy Margin Protection Program and the historical LGM-Dairy values. Producers should add an average basis of $1.50 to LGM-Dairy values to compare to the Farm Bill Margin Protection Program margins

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