In 2020, the Protect Our Milk, Meat, and Poultry Processors (POMMPP) Cost-Share program provided Minnesota milk, meat, and poultry processors with financial support to purchase supplies and equipment to provide a safe environment for employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This one-time program is now closed.

We reimbursed $343,642, or 47% of the $734,016 in eligible expenses from eight processors.

Recipients - Dairy Processors

  • Associated Milk Producers Inc., New Ulm
  • Bongards Creameries, Norwood
  • Bongards Creameries, Perham
  • Plainview Milk Products Co-Op, Plainview

Recipients - Meat Processors

  • Lorentz Meats, Cannon Falls
  • US 212 Beef Corporation, Buffalo Lake
  • Foley Locker Inc, Foley
  • TFC Poultry LLC, Ashby


The information provided as part of the Protect Our Milk, Meat, and Poultry Processors (POMMPP) Cost-Share application will be used to assess the applicant’s eligibility to receive payment under the POMMPP Cost-Share program and to fulfill applicable financial reporting requirements. Completing this application is voluntary; applicants are not legally required to provide the MDA with the information requested, but only completed applications will be considered.

Most of the information applicants provide is generally classified by Minnesota law as public, however some of the information (such as a Social Security number) is classified by law as private or nonpublic at the MDA. Data classified as private or nonpublic will be accessible only to MDA employees and contractors that have a work assignment that requires access to the data, and to other state and federal entities authorized by law to receive the data. The MDA may be obligated to provide the data to law enforcement, Minnesota Management and Budget, the Office of the State Auditor, or the Office of the Legislative Auditor. The MDA is also required to submit some applicant and award data to federal agencies conducting oversight of the Federal CARES Act. In the event of a legal action, the MDA may provide the data to the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General and/or to Minnesota or federal courts. Finally, private data about you may be released to third parties through your informed consent, or pursuant to a federal subpoena or valid court order.

Internal Revenue Service Code Section 6109 requires applicants to provide their correct taxpayer identification number to payers who must file information returns with the IRS. The MDA will use the information provided on the applicant’s W-9 form in order to report payments received as part of the POMMPP Cost-Share program to the IRS. The IRS uses the numbers for identification purposes and to help verify the accuracy of the applicant’s tax return. For more information on how the information provided on a W-9 may be used, refer to the Privacy Act Notice on page 6 of the W-9 form.