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September 13, 2013

Delay in D.C. frustrates area farmers

Pricing law set to expire Oct. 1

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Going back to parity would be a “rough road,” she said. Although it might seem like a “golden egg,” the market couldn’t sustain a doubling of the milk prices if “people can’t pay the price.”

Unadilla dairy farmer Derek Johnson said the bill is important for all types of agriculture, and without it, a lot of farmers would be at risk.

He said he doesn’t expect lawmakers will let the legislation lapse and trigger parity pricing. Before that happens, they will draft legislation to at least maintain the current pricing system.

“I’m not sure why that hasn’t already been done,” he said.

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