Monday, February 1, 2010
Another Northeast Case
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Another case has been filed against the usual suspects in the Northeast. Some may wonder why?
For starters, look at farm milk price. For October 2009, dairy farmers shipping to a cheese plant in Idaho, not in a federal order, were getting $13.67 per hundredweight. Farmers around Middlebury, Vermont got a blend price of $13.41 per hundredweight. Class I utilization in FMMO One was 48.9% and yet farmers received less than cheese milk price in Idaho.
The Northeast is the fluid milk market in the country. The defendents in the case clearly have depressed farm milk price.