Connecticut Dairy Farms Say They Need State’s Help

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut dairy farmers told state lawmakers Tuesday they need the state’s help to ensure the industry remains financially healthy, given the challenges of low, federally set milk prices and expensive production costs.

Appearing at an informational meeting of legislators who represent rural parts of the state, dairy farmers said the industry must be financially viable so a new a generation of farmers will want to work the long, hard hours to provide locally grown food.

“We need your help to try and come up with a solution to make it at least profitable,” said Seth Bahler, owner of Oakridge Dairy Farm in Ellington. “We need to be profitable to have a next generation.”

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