According to news sources, the general manager of the animal feed factory announced that Dharwad Milk Union Animal Feed Factory will buy maize directly from the farmers at a support price, as instructed by the government and Karnataka Milk Federation. He declared that the government will buy 25,000 metric tonnes of maize directly from the farmers for the animal feed unit at a set price of Rs. 1,962/- per quintal and by contributing a total of Rs. 2,000, a transport incentive of Rs. 38 per quintal will be obtained.