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DAIRY COOPERATIVES SAY BASE PROGRAMS SEEM TO BE WORKING


Some dairy cooperatives implementing base production programs say farmers have become more accepting of efforts to better manage milk supplies.


Prairie Farms’ Chris Hoeger tells Brownfield their program started five years ago to better match what processing plants could accept and eliminate dumping milk during times of increased production.


“I think they’re really satisfied that what we’re doing at the co-op level, it’s really supporting the co-op needs and allowing the co-op to continue to grow and evolve,” he says. “We review the program every four months to evolve the program to make sure it’s current with the current market conditions.”


November 14, 2023

brownfieldagnews.com


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