A change in how a milk premium is distributed will put money in Pennsylvania dairy farmers' pockets, says a news story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
According to the report, “The price of milk sold in Pennsylvania includes 25 cents a gallon that covers what is called an over-order premium. That revenue, which is factored into the wholesale price of milk, is meant to be passed from retailers to processors and on to the farmers.”
However, not all processors have paid out the over-order premium they’ve collected. So, how these premiums are paid is being changed. The result is that Pennsylvania farmers will see an anticipated increase of about $6.7 million in annual milk revenue statewide.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette