April 14, 2024

Pulling the Brakes On Dairy Prices


(westernkansasnews.com) It’s a nightmare scenario. Milk prices approaching eight dollars. Ice cream, cheese and other dairy products could follow.  That’s what awaits all consumers if a new farm bill is not in place by December 31st.  The good news? Mike Bodenhausen with the Kansas Dairy Association does not think it’ll reach that point.

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Bodenhausen says right now a 1949 parity formula for milk would kick in if we reach 2014 without a farm deal.  Bodenhausen wants  a Dairy Security Act in any new farm bill, something that could wipe away the parity formula for good.

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