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