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Purchasing Limits of Milk at Grocery Stores
Indiana Ag Connection - 04/06/2020

The American Dairy Association (ADA) Mideast staff are diligently working with milk processors and their sales teams to ask Ohio and West Virginia grocery stores to lift their purchasing limits on milk and dairy foods, the organization reported late last week.

"As you know, there was a purchasing surge at the start of the COVID-19 crisis as Americans prepared to stay at home. This caused some dairy cases to be low and prompted grocery stores to set quantity limits on milk purchases. The dairy companies we're working with have assured us that they can supply grocery stores' increased needs during this time," ADA Mideast noted in an email. "These purchasing limits, as well as the recent decline in food service sales and school milk consumption, are contributing to the excess milk supply we are experiencing."

To help address this, ADA Mideast is contacting grocery stores, supporting school feeding sites and working with foodbanks to help move more milk and dairy foods.

If you see an Ohio or West Virginia store that is limiting milk purchases, please take a picture, note the location, date and time and send to Erin.Brown@Drink-Milk.com.

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