HARRISBURG, Pa. — Borden Dairy Company voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on January 6. Borden does not operate any dairy processing or manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania and does not purchase Pennsylvania producer milk. Even though Borden does sell some of its products in the western part of the state, the Board anticipates no direct impact on Pennsylvania’s dairy industry as a result of Borden’s bankruptcy filing.
“While the Board does not expect Borden’s bankruptcy to affect Pennsylvania producers, we’ll monitor the situation and take available action to assist Pennsylvania dairy farmers and any other part of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry impacted by the bankruptcy,” observed Carol Hardbarger, Consumer Member.
–Doug Eberly, Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board