As part of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, USDA created a program that partners dairy processors, individual producers and cooperative members with food distribution centers that provide food to individuals and families.
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USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service on Aug. 5 announced improvements to its reporting of cattle prices under the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act, which is set to expire Sept. 30. Read more
The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board voted on Aug. 11 to accept a consent order with Buffalo-based Upstate Niagara Dairy Cooperative after Upstate violated the Milk Marketing Law concerning bids for below minimum prices. Read more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the details of the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program as part of meetings with farmers and a tour of farms with Senator Leahy. Read more
Pennsylvania officials on Wednesday toasted the passage of a best-by date law that should improve the competitiveness of milk processed in the state. Read more
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services has gone mobile with a retrofitted trailer testing for SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious diseases where there appears to be an imminent risk. Read more