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Fri, Oct 25, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Debate Over Milk Prices Pits Dairy Farmers Against Cheese Processors


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On Tuesday, the California Department of Food and Agriculture disappointed many of the state's dairy farmers by extending rather than significantly increasing current milk pricing relief. We'll check in on what that decision -- and the upcoming vote on the Farm Bill -- mean for struggling dairy farmers and cheese processors alike.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
  • Michael Marsh, CEO of Western United Dairymen
  • Rachel Kaldor, executive director of the Dairy Institute of California, which represents dairy processors of cheese, ice cream, etc.
  • Tom Barcellos, owner of Barcellos Farms and the T-Bar Dairy

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