State Dairy Farmers Cry Foul Over Plans to Reduce Milk Benefits
(Harrisburg, PA) - Dairy groups in Pennsylvania are upset about a federal plan to reduce milk benefits in a federal nutrition program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it plans to reduce the amount of milk covered in its WIC [[ wick ]] programs down to 71 percent of the daily recommended amount. Under the proposed rules, mothers would receive four gallons a month, down from nearly six gallons. Children would also get up to a gallon less than they now receive now. The USDA officials say they'll proceed one way or another on the proposals after reviewing more than 15-thousand public comments, which they finished accepting last month.