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Federal assistance coming for struggling dairy farmers

Published 11/25/2009, The Jamestown Sun

Dairy farmers, who’ve been struggling with losses mainly due to the low prices they’ve been paid for their product, are the subjects of a federal assistance program. The Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Program is to provide these farmers with $290 million in aid nationwide, according to Director Linda Paul of the Pierce County Farm Service Agency. Paul said Wednesday her agency’s role in the program is to verify applicants’ milk production data to the federal government.

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