Dairy industry reform was the theme for the Dairy Together Roadshow discussion in Greenwald, Minnesota. Local dairy farmers, the National Farmers Organization and state Farmers Union organizations met to discuss solutions for the dairy industry challenges. University of Minnesota Professor Emeritus in Economics Richard Levins told attendees there is a price problem and a structural problem. He says fixing dairy prices doesn’t solve both problems. As a solution, he presented the Family Dairy Farm Relief Act as an emergency stopgap to address the crisis. “It works through the FSA offices. You can bring in your production statement and you’d get a payment for the difference between your operating costs and the lowest for the month. It’s a very simple program.”
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