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June 10, 2012

Farm briefs: June 10, 2012

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have filed an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill that would provide certainty for the nation’s dairy farmers by stabilizing milk pricing. Specifically, the amendment would allow dairy-industry groups to present milk-pricing reforms to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for consideration in a public hearing setting, eliminate the end product price formula to set prices for class III milk, and order the Secretary of Agriculture to release the department’s final proposal to industry organizations for approval by referendum.

“For years, New York’s dairy farms have endured volatility in the market — as feed and fuel costs rise, the price of milk plummeted,” said Gillibrand, New York’s first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years. “When our family farms suffer, our whole state and whole economy suffer. Our farmers deserve a better, more just pricing system.”

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