One-time direct payment approved for dairy farmers

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One-time direct payment approved for dairy farmers

The Akron Beacon Journal – A new Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment (DELAP) program will provide up to $290 million in loss-assistance payments to eligible dairy producers.

"Dairy farmers play a key role in the economic success of Ohio's small towns and rural communities," said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who is chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Food, Nutrition, and Family Farms.

"With high production costs and plummeting farm-level prices, it's critical that the Ohio dairy in-dustry have necessary support. This program will provide economic assistance to dairy farmers to stabilize their operations through these difficult economic times."

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