N.D. dairy farmers gatheringMANDAN, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota dairy farmers are gathering in Mandan to talk about problems in their industry.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota dairy farmers are gathering in Mandan to talk about problems in their industry.
The state Farmers Union is organizing the Thursday conference. Several dairy farmers are scheduled to speak, along with a farm management specialist from North Dakota State University.
Milk producers are struggling with high production costs at a time when milk prices are plummeting. The economic recession has reduced milk demand around the globe, creating a glut on the market.
The Agriculture Department last month raised the price the government pays for milk and cheddar cheese through a dairy price support program to try to help farmers. Many milk producers around the country say it won't be enough to save them.