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USDA Will Hold Hearing on Milk Pricing System Reform


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 “Our current system is out of date and works against the interests of New York’s farmers.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

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