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Letter to the Editor

National versus Regional Cost of Production S1645 the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009 provides for one national minimum price for manufactured milk based on the national average total economic cost of production as calculated by the Economic Research Service (ERS) of the USDA. Currently there is one national milk price which changes every Read More

A Look Back at Australian Deregulation

The recent farm crises found nearly every country or economical union to be petitioned by its farmers and dairy organisations for both financial support and structural reform.  EU farmers fought its commission over the market-based pricing system it is phasing in and American groups pushed for quotas to manage future supply.  In tough circumstances, farmers Read More

Dangers of New Milk Pricing for Irish Farmers

By Ryan Dennis With the staunch resolve of the Agricultural Commission to remove all quotas by 2015, Ireland and the EU is heading towards a milk pricing structure that will likely bring new complications and possible hazards to small dairy farmers.  Deciding it will make for more efficient price determination, the EU is leaving behind Read More

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