Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Seek Higher Milk Prices

Dairy farmers are endorsing a proposal from the National Farmers Organization, based in Ames, Iowa, that would establish a two-tier milk pricing system aimed at boosting revenue for small and midsize farms. Under the plan, which would require federal government approval, farmers would get an extra $4 for every hundred pounds (roughly 12 gallons) of milk they produce a month, up to 1 million pounds. Anything over that amount would fetch a lower price.