Dairy farmers struggling with stagnant milk prices

LOYSBURG, PA — Dairy farmers nationwide are earning the same amount of money for milk that they earned a quarter-century ago, and one group of Bedford County farmers’ wives is sick of it.
calendar icon 1 December 2006
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“We’re not looking to get rich. We’re just trying to make a living,” said Beverly Perrin of Everett, who has operated her family dairy farm with her husband for 40 years.

Milk prices have hovered around the same rates since the late 1970s.

Now she and three others - her nephew’s wife, Chris Perrin of Everett, and Betty O’Neal and Debbie Steele of Hopewell - want to see them rise.

Coupled with rising fuel costs and other expenses, the prices make it tough for small dairy farms to stay afloat.

Source: Altoona Mirror
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