California Faces Dilemma Over Milk Prices
The UK isn't the only place milk prices are being discussed—dairy farmers in California want the state minimum raised. However, there's debate over what the best course of action is—boosting the minimum cost for milk would scare away potential milk processors, meaning dairy farmers could get less business than they do already.
California dairy farmers struggling with high feed costs are considering a push for federal intervention after a failed effort to substantially raise the minimum price paid by processors for milk.
The California Dairy Campaign, a chapter of the California Farmers Union based in Turlock, has been trying to build support for joining the federal milk marketing order.