Dairy markets have experienced a nice rally in recent weeks. But many in the Pennsylvania dairy industry have run out of patience.
“At the current rate, we’re losing money every day,” Jack Martin, president of the Franklin County (Pa.) Farm Bureau told the Chambersburg Public Opinion. “”Franklin County farms can withstand that a year. After that, we won’t be able to borrow money to pay the bills.”
Meanwhile, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, a group representing about 100 dairies in the state, has made a number of recommendations, including an overhaul of the federal-pricing system and a focus on economic growth.