Application deadline approaches for federal dairy loss program

CHENANGO COUNTY – The vast majority of Chenango County’s dairy farmers have already received compensation through the USDA’s Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Program, according to a local representative from the federal agency. Those who haven’t still have a few days to complete the application process before next Tuesday’s application deadline.

According to USDA Program Technician Alisha Parry, who works out of the Farm Service Agency office in Norwich, all but a handful of Chenango’s dairy farmers were automatically processed without having to fill out an application because the agency already had their information on file as a result of their participation in the federal Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program.

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