Production levels seen as a key to milk prices

 

By DAN HEATH
Press Republican Staff Writer


January 24, 2010 03:28 am


Reigning in milk production levels is seen as one way to stabilize volatile milk prices that have left many local dairy farms in dire straits.


Ellenburg dairy farmer James Normandin organized a meeting with state Sen. Betty Little and representatives of two dairy cooperatives last month. Normandin said Clinton County dairy farmers lost an estimated $20.9 million in 2009. Across the state, that figure is believed to have been $669 million, he said.


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