State, Federal Aid For Struggling Dairy Farms Won’t Cover Losses


HARRISBURG, PA (WITF) — Advocates for Pennsylvania’s struggling dairy farmers say federal and state programs meant to help are appreciated, but they won’t solve the whole problem.

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Cows from a dairy farm in Central Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania dairy farmers have reported a drop in milk prices since Trump Administration policies sparked international trade disputes this summer.

According to the U.S. Agriculture Department, the price per 100 pounds of milk dropped from $15.25 in June to $14.15 in August. October’s price has rebounded to $16.33.