Dairy producers in Kentucky can take advantage of a new program in the state that pays rewards for milk quality, increasing production and certain management practices. Called the Market Incentive Leadership for Kentucky (MILK) the program has $2 million in grant money that it using to help sustain dairy farmers in the state.

The two-year program focuses on milk quality, increased production and management practices involving the use of DHIA production records and the Kentucky Farm Business Management Program.

During the first quarter of the program, officials handed out checks totaling $143,698 to 51 dairy producers.

To learn more from the News-Democrat Leader (Russellville, Ky) go to: http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/articles/2007/08/28/news/farm_news/fnews01.txt

News-Democrat Leader (Russellville, Ky)