Federal aid checks to be mailed to New York dairy farmers
New York's struggling dairy farmers are going to receive a good chunk of federal aid, the D&C reports this morning.
The USDA announced a nationwide distribution plan that favors smaller dairy farmers for a $290-million aid package. Some $40 million of the funds are slated for New York's farmers.
Checks will be mailed this week and there is no application process.
“Dairy farmers are the backbone of New York’s agricultural economy, and they are in the middle of the worst crisis in recent memory,” Sen. Charles Schumer said. “This congressional aid could not come a moment too soon.”
The average dairy farmer, with 116 cows, according to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's office will receive about $7,400.