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    Give a Jug

    97 Milk is partnering with Blessings of Hope, a food bank located in Lancaster County, PA to raise money to purchase whole milk for families in need. Each $4.50 donation will go to purchase 1 gallon of milk for a family in need. If we raise enough money we can purchase a semi load of milk and our gallon of milk cost will go down, which means we can purchase even more milk!

    100% of donations will be donated to Blessing of Hope to purchase Whole Milk for families in need.

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  • Give kids milk

    21 Minerals, 13 vitamins, 8 grams of high quality protein, no sugar added, 2 ingredients (milk and added vitamin D)…. Real milk can’t be imitated.

  • Held Milk

    We have seen so much creativity in the 97 MILK mission… SHARING MILK EDUJCATION WITH OUR COMMUNITIES. It all started with painted bales and since then we have seen yard signs, billboards, banners on silos, signs at the end of the farm or in nearby fields, signs on tractors and people wearing 97 MIlk hats and shirts. THANK YOU for helping us share milk education with community members. If you have a 97 MILK sign up we would love to see a picture, email us at 97wholemilk@gmail.com.

  • Take action

    Please help us bring the choice of Whole Milk back to schools and to bring science, truth and freedom to federal nutrition policies. Did you know the federal government only allows fat-free and 1% low-fat milk at schools and daycares for children over 2 years of age? Contact Congress to support H.R. 1861, the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act. We need to get to 100 cosponsors! Contact your local School Boards to consider Resolutions in support of Whole Milk as a choice in schools. Our children and grandchildren are counting on us!

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    Why The Bale

    This bale promotion of whole milk really had its start 4 or 5 years ago. As one of the founding members of DPAC, we always searched for ways to help the dairy farmers. We met with legislators in Harrisburg, Washington and lots of other places.

    Many times we asked: “Why can’t we advertise milk as 97% fat free?” Since it is standardized to 3.25% fat, it really is virtually 97% fat free, just like 2% reduced fat milk is 98% fat free. We were told not to do it, by our mandatory checkoff program and the milk processors.

    Our advertising checkoff dollars just didn’t seem to be doing a very good job these past 20 years. They have been promoting fat free and low-fat 1% milk and the fat free yogurt — not whole milk.

    After the listening session with the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board in December 2018, some of us were talking. We thought it was time to do something different, something like letting consumers know whole milk is 97% fat free. We didn’t come up with a plan that day. We were thinking about a billboard, but that was far too expensive. Then we thought about portable signs.

    Then over the weekend after that December meeting, I looked around and thought to myself that I already have the perfect thing: A wrapped hay bale!

    So, I painted one. I set it in the pasture at our crossroad. I also said we farmers have silos, wagons, barns and sheds we can paint signs on.

    Lots of feedback has come in, and it seemed no one knew whole milk was 97% fat free. Some said “why are we drinking 2% milk, when whole milk tastes so much better?”

    Young and older people never thought about how much fat or nutrition is in milk. It seems so sad how people are misled by our checkoff dollars, our doctors and medical people and our federal dietary guidelines committee.

    It really is time to educate the people that whole milk is good for young and old, and it’s virtually 97% fat free!

    – By Nelson Troutman, Berks County, PA. dairy farmer