Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Government Boosts Prices for Struggling Dairy Farmers

"Costs More To Produce Milk Than You Get Paid"
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to help struggling dairy farmer survive plunging milk prices.
But a Polk County Dairyman says the solution doesn't address the long term problem of saving the family farm.


The federal government has approved price hikes for the next three months -- but Congressman Roy Blunt said they should at least be in place for the next year.

"My view is that they haven't made a long enough commitment at this point to stick with this," Blunt said of the three month price policy. "I think the government in recent years has not concentrated enough on how to keep that price stable enough to keep dairy farmers in business," he added.

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