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Written by on April 18, 2023

By: Gabriella Raful 

Pennsylvania dairy processors and farmers can apply for grants to assist them with upgrading their facilities. It’s part of a larger effort to keep local foods in local communities. Nationally, Pennsylvania is ranked 7th among states in total milk production. And there’s always room for improvement, from the farm through the supply chain. Jayne Sebright with Center for Dairy Excellence says 12-million dollars in “expansion grants” are available from the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center.

“We have over 30 individual dairies, individually-owned or family-owned dairy processors, that market milk to grocery stores and schools, and restaurants and homes, throughout Pennsylvania. So, those family businesses can apply.”

Sebright points out that much of the milk sold in Pennsylvania comes from local, family-owned businesses – it’s more than likely produced and processed within 150 miles of that store. The expansion grants can be used to fund specialized equipment, training and marketing, and other facets of these businesses that can improve their output.

In other news, the ninth annual Car Show in downtown Wayne is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at North Wayne and West Avenues. The public is invited to see antique, modern, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Food, prizes, and more will be available for family fun. The Radnor Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the event in cooperation with the Wayne Business Association.