Dairy Industry COVID-19 Conference Call — Part Six

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
12 - 1 p.m.
Conference Call - Dial (978) 990-5000, enter Access Code 553371#

2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Event Host:

Center for Dairy Excellence

  • Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
  • Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
  • How to Join:
    • Dial (978) 990-5000 via free conference call.
    • Enter Access Code 553371, followed by the # sign, when prompted.
    • You will automatically be entered into the conference call. You will automatically be muted when you join.
  • How to submit questions in advance:
    • Text/call 717-585-0766 to send your questions or email zmyers@centerfordairyexcellence.org.

Consider signing up for text alert reminders. We’ll text you a reminder the morning of the call and include the dial-in details. Text “Sign up” to 717-585-0766.

With details released about the Dairy CARES Reimbursement Program to provide financial relief to any Pennsylvania dairy farmer who experienced a loss due to displaced milk, we have scheduled a dairy industry conference call for Tuesday, June 30 from 12 to 1 p.m. We have invited panelists to walk you through the process of how to apply for an indemnity payment. Our panelists will also answer questions about the regional milk supply situation, legislative initiatives benefiting dairy, and current risk management programs.

The following panelists will join the June 30 conference call:

  • Greg Hostetter, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Hostetter will answer questions about the $40 million available in Dairy CARES support to provide an indemnity payment for discarded milk, including how farmers can apply, application deadlines, and what is needed to apply.
  • Troye Cooper, President, Pennsylvania Association of Dairy Cooperatives (PADC). Cooper will answer questions about the regional milk supply situation and what has changed since the pandemic, and what expectations are for milk supply heading into the coming season.
  • Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager, Center for Dairy Excellence. Myers will answer questions about market volatility and the need for risk management going forward. He will provide an overview of risk management programs available, including Dairy Revenue Protection.
  • Paul Bleiberg, Vice President, Government Relations, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). Bleiberg will answer questions about the HEROES Act and dairy-related information that is included in the Senate version of  the Act as well as any other legislative efforts that provide additional relief.

To ensure as many questions can be addressed as possible, questions must be submitted in advance of the call. Text/call 717-585-0766 to submit questions or email zmyers@centerfordairyexcellence.org.

As the dairy industry works to navigate COVID-19, the Center for Dairy Excellence is offering additional resources for dairy farms, including help in creating contingency plans.

View COVID-19 resources for your farm.