CARES Act-Funded Dairy Program Provides Relief to 1,500 Pennsylvania Dairy Farmers
December 3, 2020
Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on Nov. 24 announced that the CARES Act-funded Dairy Indemnity Program has distributed $7.6 million in direct relief payments to 1,550 dairy farmers in the commonwealth. Any dairy farmer who experienced losses due to discarded or displaced milk during the COVID-19 pandemic was eligible to apply.
“Early in the pandemic in Pennsylvania, many of our dairy farmers were forced to dump milk and faced extreme uncertainty due to rapidly changing markets,” Redding said. “In this season of thanks, we are grateful that the legislature saw and met the nee...