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There is still $13.5 million in federal money available to Pennsylvania dairy farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on dairy markets.
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Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said farmers that experienced financial losses due to discarded or displaced milk during the COVID-19 emergency disaster can apply. Each farm with a documented loss will get a minimum of $1,500.

So far, only 900 farms have applied for direct relief, leaving more than $13 million on the table. Pennsylvania is home to nearly 7,000 dairy farms.

The deadline to apply for the Dairy Indemnity Program is Sept. 30.

A dairy checkoff group says holiday demand for butter is strong this year. Suzanne Fanning with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin tells Brownfield sales have not fallen since the start of the pandemic.

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