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Increasing Farm Milk Prices & Net Farm Income

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 8:30am to 5:00pm

Empire State Plaza Convention Center Albany, NY

The Impact of Farm Milk Production decisions

Dairy farm families are struggling with their fourth consecutive year of farm milk prices below their costs of production. Low milk prices have been a constant issue for dairy farmers for many years but at least there was some significant price recovery at least every three years or so.

These issues are impacting all dairy farmers no matter their volume of milk produced or location of their farm. Farmers are looking for a solution to this pricing problem that will address their immediate financial stress and persistent year to year price issues.

What Can Be Done?

Various milk supply influencing programs have been attempted in the past but none has had a sustained impact of farm milk prices. Are there additional programs that could work or have circumstances changed sufficiently that previous programs may show more positive results?

We need to gather all segments of the dairy industry together to discuss this problem and seek a solution that will work for dairy farmers and the marketplace.

Agri-Mark is organizing an open dairy meeting to be held in August in Albany, New York. Dairy farmers, industry leaders, experts, policy makers, the media and interested parties are all invited.

Meeting Agenda

  • Making the dairy farm dilemma clear
  • Supply programs from the past
  • On-going supply programs
  • Demand programs
  • Lessons from other commodities
  • New ideas
  • Legislative reaction
  • Legal concerns
  • Committee to begin an action plan

Please register by August 6, 2018

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Meeting

Website

https://www.agrimark.coop/open-dairy-...

Hashtag

#dairy, milk, NYAg, economy, farming

Contact E-Mail

lcurtis@agrimark.net

Contact Name

Lorrie Curtis

Contact Phone

978-552-5560

Speaker

Bob Wellington

Speaker Affiliation

AgriMark

Open To

All dairy producers, industry leaders, policy makers, and all interested parties

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