USDA, Dairy Industry Still Arguing Over Changes In Milk Pricing
Under the current milk pricing system, many dairy farmers aren't seeing profits, and some are even losing money. But the road to change is a long and hard one, especially with farmers and processors unable to come to an agreement on a new price formula.
The drought and high input costs are making it difficult to turn a profit, but if dairymen were being paid the price of the milk they're producing, they at least wouldn't be losing money, he added.
"There's certainly no need for the four-class system anymore," Wailes said. "Forty years ago, it certainly made sense; different dairymen were producing different quality of milk.
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