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December 04, 2016
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Casey tries again for fair milk bill

“Small farms are finding it difficult to make it with the recent heavy rain and high labor costs with this pricing system,” said Waymart dairy farmer Joe Davitt. “The pricing system is grossly unfair. The coops aren’t the ones that determine prices. It’s the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that does and no one really knows how the pricing system works.”

Both Smith and Davitt agree that if farms continue to go out of business, milk products will come from other countries like China and Brazil.

“Casey’s 1640 bill is the only answer we have right now and it has to get more cosponsors so that it passes,” Tewksbury said. “Call your congressman and senator and get them to support it.”