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Since the dramatic drop in milk prices in 2009, many groups have come up with proposed programs that would control the speed of expansion and possibly limit the amount of milk produced in the U.S. dairy industry. One plan that has been widely discussed would assess a fee to a dairy if its milk production exceeds 2 to 3 percent growth. The real debate is over how much of the milk should be “taxed” – all the milk produced on the dairy or just the milk that exceeds the 2 to 3 percent of allowable growth – and how much that fee should be.

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Steve Schumacher

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Chris Lehner
Director of Commodities at Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Assoc. in Baraboo, Wisconsin

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Greg Jones
NutriDense Silage Product Manager at BASF Plant Science in Durham, North Carolina

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Harold Howrigan, a champion of Vermont’s dairy industry, has died. He was 85.

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Casey Knapp, a 20-year-old from Preble, New York, has been very involved in promoting agriculture – on the organic side.

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