Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

New York State Dairy Assistance Program

On April 9, 2007 Governor Eliot Spitzer signed legislation authorizing $30 million for the New York State Dairy Assistance Program. This allocation of funds was included in the 2007-08 State Budget to provide a direct payment to dairy farmers for milk produced during the 2006 calendar year. Following is important information outlining the details of this program.

If you have any questions regarding the New York State Dairy Assistance Program or have trouble downloading the application or other documents, please contact Lori Kucskar at or call 1-800-554-4501 and ask for the Dairy Assistance Program.

Dairy Assistance Program Application
*** Note Updated application as of April 17, 2007
The Department of Agriculture and Markets will continue to accept applications from producers until July 9, 2007.

Additional W-9 Information
The W-9 form is included as part of the Dairy Assistance Program Application. This document will provide you more specific information and instructions for completing the W-9 portion of the application. If you need further assistance with the W-9 form, please contact the following:

  • Telephone assistance for individuals - 1-800-829-1040

  • Telephone assistance for businesses - 1-800-829-4933

Frequently Asked Questions

4-13-07 Press Release Announcing Availability of Funds

5-10-07 Press Release Announcing Extension

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