[16 August/Food Dive]

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it will be buying $50 million in pasteurised milk. The milk will be distributed to families who did not have regular access to the milk. The purchase would be made under a federal law allowing the government to buy food or agriculture products to be sent to food banks or school nutrition programs. The department emphasised the donation was not related to President Trump’s call to help farmers deal with trade disagreements. The government was expected to buy between 12 and 15 million gallons of milk. International Dairy Foods Association President and CEO, Michael Dykes, said the purchased addressed a significant challenge and would also have a positive impact on the dairy industry.