The following information is provided to assist you in understanding the MILC Evaluation program, calculating production and payment levels, and finding the appropriate forms. All producers desiring to participate in the MILC Evaluation Program as authorized by 2008 Food, Conservation and Energy Act 2008 should contact their county Farm Services Agency for assistance. There is a MILC Evaluation Excel version of the production and payment calculator available below. Both are Microsoft Excel 2007 workbooks and 2003 workbooks.
Current year MILC signup begins in October for the coming fiscal year. Select the USDA FSA website for program details.
Reminder: MILC payments will likely be positive in FY 2012: As anticipated feed prices (corn, soybean) decline along with falling milk prices, the expected MILC payments are forecast to be lower into 2012.
Now is the time to evaluate your sign-up for the coming year. For producers with large volume, timing is critical. Go to the MILC link for more information or contact your county FSA
Do it yourself Center
If you like computer spreadsheet models, then download one of these files and work your own "what if" evaluations on MILA
MILC Evaluation & payment calculator version 1.0 (excel .xlsx version - 2007)
MILC Evaluation & payment calculator version 1.0 (excel .xls version - 2003)
This is a must read- FAS LD-606 Notice