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Farm Bureau calls for fair milk pricing

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The American Farm Bureau Federation is requesting USDA make updates to the Federal Milk Marketing Order to better protect farmers from financial hardship.

President Zippy Duvall is asking Ag Secretary Vilsack to reject proposals from the International Dairy Foods Association and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association to only increase make allowances, saying it would be devastating to dairy farmers.

Make allowances are used in calculations by dairy processors to determine how much to pay for milk.

Farm Bureau calls for fair milk pricing