USDA will buy $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution at food assistance programs across the country. Section 32 funds were used for this purchase. This is a separate action from USDA’s $12 billion aid package to help farmers from trade uncertainty. In a statement, National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern said he’s hopeful the USDA moves quickly to get (aid package) resources to the hands of dairy farmers this fall.
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