Home > News > USDA Announces Milk Loss Program to Help Dairy Producers Offset Losses from Milk Dumping

Dairy producers who needed to dump milk during 2020, 2021 or 2022 are now eligible for up to $250,000 in compensation. USDA announced The Milk Loss Program this week, aiming to assist farmers adversely impacted by derechos, drought, fire, hurricanes, floods, excessive heat and more.

The frequent and widespread weather disasters over the last few years have significantly impacted U.S. dairy, says Zach Ducheneaux, head of the Farm Service Agency. Payments will be based on a formula that uses average milk production per cow, the total number of cows in a herd and how many days the producer dumped milk. Claims cannot exceed a 30-day dumping period.

Read more on the new Milk Loss Program here.


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