HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board issued an order on November 6, 2019, distributing the proceeds of Trickling Springs Creamery’s milk dealer bond. The bond proceeds of $453,749.40 will be distributed to the three producers who were not paid when Trickling Springs ceased operations at the end of September.
Each producer will be paid in full for September 2019 milk shipments to Trickling Springs. Two of the producers were still owed premium payments for July and August milk shipments when Trickling Springs closed. The remainder of the bond proceeds have been prorated and paid to those producers.
“This is a situation we wish had not occurred,” observed Board Chairman Rob Barley. “We’re thankful, though, that the Milk Producers’ Security Act provided a way to help the farmers affected by the closing.”
The dairy farmers affected by Trickling Springs’ closure have all found other markets.
–Pa. Milk Marketing Board