Schumer extends federal dairy program for farmers
After ringing the cowbell alarm, New York state farmers can breathe a sigh of relief.
A nationwide milk carton shortage prevented some New York schools from being able to serve milk in cafeterias, NewsChannel 13 reported on Monday.
Schumer has now secured a critical extension of the Federal Dairy Program, he said, which will help those farmers for another year.
If that program had expired, it would mean an end to monthly support to dairy farmers, and a price hike for milk drinkers.
There are around 3,200 dairy farms in New York. They produce more than 15 million pounds of milk each year, said Schumer.