(p. C1) U.S. agricultural officials agreed to purchase $20 million of cheese products from struggling dairy farmers who pleaded for a bailout earlier this month.
Around 11 million pounds of food will be donated to families throughout the country through government nutrition-assistance programs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
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The national Milk Producers Federation, a group of roughly 30,000 farmers, on Aug. 12 asked the agency to purchase a much as $150 million of cheese, as a glut of dairy products and other food commodities has sent prices for many farmers to the lowest levels in years.
For the full story, see:
Gee, Kelsy. “U.S. Says Cheese–to Aid Farmers.” The Wall Street Journal (Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016): C1.
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(Note: after much searching on 9/10/16, I could not find an online version of the story on the WSJ site.)