According to Minnesota Milk Producers Association Executive Director Lucas Sjostrom, the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program sign-up is going okay for dairy farmers. At the beginning of the sign-up, more clarification was needed on dairy beef, but Sjostrom says that’s since been clarified. “After those first few days in the program, I haven’t received any calls. I take that as people are pretty pleased with how things are going,” says Sjostrom. In its third week of sign-up, the USDA Farm Service Agency processed 1,012 dairy applications and more than $27 million for Minnesota dairy farmers. Based on previous government programs, Sjostrom expects up to 2,500 total dairy applicants in the state for the program.
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