Government Relations

MDVA Milk Praises Extension and Expansion of Virginia Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Assistance Program 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  RESTON, Va. – February 14, 2022 – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) today praises the extension of Virginia’s Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program deadline to May 15. The extension from the previous February 1 deadline was signed into law by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin today. The program …

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Sign-up Now for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP provides support to producers who have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline due to COVID-19. Dairy farmers can apply for assistance as of Tuesday, May 26. Call and set up an appointment with your local USDA Farm Service …

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YCs in Washington – Lobbying for Dairy on Capitol Hill

Two Pennsylvania YC couples, Rich and Shelby Holsopple of Friedens (on left in photo), and Brian and Rachel Detwiler from Altoona (on right), ventured to Capitol Hillin early June to advocate for dairy. Joined by 60 other YCs from around the country, the Holsopples and Detwilers met with their representatives as part of the National …

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