Yet another group is proposing a way to fix low milk prices. The Dairy Pricing Association is a new organization that wants to increase milk prices by banding together to negotiate with co-ops for higher milk prices. A lot of other industries negotiate prices for the products they sell, and the thought is dairy producers — if they join together — could too. If processors refused to pay a higher price, DPA members would withhold milk and be paid a minimum price from DPA’s member assessments of 10 cents per hundredweight.
Although the idea started in Wisconsin, organizers plan to take the program nationwide if there is support for the idea. For more details on the program, visit: http://www.agriview.com/display/inn_dairy_news/producer01.txt