Pennsylvania is making $40-million available to farmers who have suffered losses due to the pandemic.

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Governor Tom Wolf says the money is being made available through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security or “CARES” Act to support the Commonwealth’s dairy industry and food security programs.

$15-million will provide a chance for dairy farmers to receive direct relief payments.  Five-million dollars will reimburse dairy farmer who participate in the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System by donating excess dairy products to the commonwealth’s charity food system.

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$15-million is to go to the State Food Purchase Program that provides cash grants to counties to buy and distribute food to low income residents.

Applications for assistance must be completed by September 30 and can be found online at www.agriculture.pa.gov. 
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