Altoona – Pennsylvania's Secretary of Agriculture came to Blair County today to kick off a new campaign to support local dairy farmers. Russell Redding stopped by Martin's Supermarket in Altoona to spotlight the "Choose Pa Dairy" campaign to educate consumers on how to buy locally produced milk.
Redding says before buying milk, look for the "Pa Preferred Label" on the carton, which indicates that the product is produced in Pennsylvania.
Dairy farming is the largest part of Pennsylvania's agriculture industry, raking in more than $14 billion and supporting more than 50 thousand jobs. The agriculture secretary said Pa. dairy farmers are struggling because they're receiving lower prices for their product and because residents are drinking less milk.
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