LITITZ – Hundreds of small dairy farmers in PA are being economically crushed by the loss of feed crops due to drought. On top of low milk prices, they are struggling to make ends meet. Mennonite Disaster Service has created a new drought relief fund through which farmers can receive up to $5,000 in silage or supplemental feed. Already, MDS has contributed $200,000 to the fund, which will focus on farmers who have been farming for less than five years and who are uninsured. Farmers who apply for a first round of silage or supplemental feed may also be eligible for a second round. MDS Executive Director, Kevin King says they became involved in drought relief because it’s been upending the livelihood of small farmers, many of whom have been quietly suffering. You can make a financial donation by clicking on the banner below. MDS is also accepting donations for relief efforts due to the West Coast fires and recent hurricanes.