The Utica Observer-Dispatch reports New York dairy farmers want to reform how prices are set and waiting until next year’s farm bill could be too late.

About 80 dairy farmers gathered at a public forum Wednesday held by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. They had three requests for Gillibrand: fix the pricing system, push harder for reform and continue to lobby for New York.

With milk prices dropping to a level paid in the 1970s, dairy farmers are worried they’ll be out of business if the pricing system isn’t addressed.

Gillibrand said she is lobbying to expand loan programs and tax breaks for dairy farmers until a competitive pricing system is reached.

“Part of what I’m trying to do here is to get every idea on the table so everything can be weighed,” she told the mostly filled auditorium.

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Source: The Utica Observer-Dispatch