June has been proclaimed Dairy month across the Commonwealth. The proclamation came from Governor Beshear today. The governor says the Agricultural Development Fund has helped with a re-growth of Kentucky’s dairy industry. He says it’s come with 13 million dollars in grants and loans tied to dairy. More than 130 million gallons of milk are produced on Kentucky farms.
During 2012, cash receipts from the sale of milk were nearly 215 million dollars. Kentucky features several dairy processing facilities that produce gourmet cheeses, yogurts, cottage cheese, bottled milk, salad dressings, and ice cream. The economic impact of Kentucky’s dairy industry is more than 767 million dollars.