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Sen. Vinehout says most state dairy farmers should qualify for Federal aid

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MADISON - Milk prices have plummeted in the last year and state Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) says Wisconsin dairy farmers are being hit hard.

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A new federal assistance program that goes into effect next year is aimed at helping farms weather the economic downturn. It sets aside $290 million for payments to dairy farmers. Vinehout says an average dairy farmer with about 85 cows can expect to get about five thousand dollars.

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