Establishment of a Dairy Donation Program

Docket Number: AMS–DA–21–0013
Effective Date: This interim final rule is effective September 2, 2021 and expires September 1, 2023, unless extended by notification in the Federal Register.
Public Comment Date: November 1, 2021.
Information Collection Comment Date: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on the information collection burden must be received by November 1, 2021.


This rule establishes the Dairy Donation Program as required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Under the program, eligible dairy organizations that account to a Federal milk marketing order and incur a qualified expense related to certain dairy product donations may apply for and receive reimbursements for those donations. The program is intended to facilitate donation of eligible dairy products and prevent and minimize food waste.

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Erin Taylor, Director, Order Formulation and Enforcement, AMS Dairy Program, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2973-S, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: (202) 720-4392; email:; web site 

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