Establishment of a Milk Donation Reimbursement Program

Docket Number: AMS-DA-19-0001
Effective Date: September 16, 2019


This rule establishes the Milk Donation Reimbursement Program. Under the program, eligible dairy organizations that account to a Federal milk marketing order marketwide pool and incur qualified expenses related to certain fluid milk product donations may apply for and receive limited reimbursements to cover those expenses. A provision of the 2018 Farm Bill requires establishment of this program. The program is intended to reduce food waste and provide nutrition assistance to individuals in low-income groups.


Emily DeBord, Marketing Specialist, AMS Dairy Program, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2958-S, Washington, DC 20250; telephone: (202) 720-5567; email:

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