Latest Milk Income Loss Contract Payments Stories

2009-12-18 12:27:00

Nearly $300 Million Available to Producers for Dairy Losses HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's dairy farmers will get temporary relief from low milk prices thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's release of $290 million for loss assistance payments, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today. The Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Program, or DELAP, will provide a one-time payment to eligible producers based on the amount of milk both produced and...

2009-06-23 09:43:00

Low milk prices paid to family farmers threaten livelihoods, regional economies SOMERVILLE, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 13,200 Americans signed on to Farm Aid's petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month, which called on Secretary Tom Vilsack to take immediate action to stop the loss of dairy farmers due to low milk prices. According to Farm Aid and its supporters, the dairy crisis is threatening the health of local and regional economies and...

2005-11-18 12:32:22

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Friday, put his weight behind reviving a $1 billion dairy subsidy for farmers, supporting a two-year extension like that already approved by the U.S. Senate in a broad federal budget-cutting bill. The Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program, which expired on September 30, sent dairy farmers a check when milk prices fell below a trigger level. MILC was popular in U.S. Northeast and Midwest states but Westerners...

2005-11-10 17:49:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives mulled revival of a federal milk subsidy to woo more votes for a $54 billion budget-cutting bill that has run into trouble, three agricultural sources said on Thursday. The Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) subsidy, which expired on September 30, would cost $1 billion to extend through 2007, when Congress is scheduled to overhaul U.S. farm law. The Senate voted last week to renew MILC as part of its...

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