HomeRegional StatewideUSDA Will Hold Hearing on Milk Pricing System ReformUSDA Will Hold Hearing on Milk Pricing System ReformThu, June 8, 2023 by Lucas Day SHARE NOW Photo by form PxHere The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a hearing on federal milk pricing system reform. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the current milk pricing system puts many farmers at risk of inadequate pay, which is especially harmful as costs rise and competition intensifies. The scheduled hearing, which Gillibrand called on USDA to hold, will allow producers and industry leaders to consider proposals to reform and modernize Class I skim milk pricing and help create a system that works for New York’s small and mid-sized dairy farmers. “I am grateful that USDA heeded my call to hold hearings on dairy pricing,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our current system is out of date and works against the interests of New York’s farmers. These hearings are a critical first step to build a better system that works for both industry and producers.” Hearings are expected to begin on August 23rd Get the top stories on your radio 24/7 on Finger Lakes News Radio 96.3 and 1590, WAUB and 106.3 and 1240, WGVA, and on Finger Lakes Country, 96.1/96.9/101.9/1570 WFLR.