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Published June 28, 2009, 11:49 AM

Minn. farm group calls attention to dairy crisis

The Minnesota Farmers Union is gathering dairy farmers this week to talk about their troubles since wholesale milk prices crashed.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Farmers Union is gathering dairy farmers this week to talk about their troubles since wholesale milk prices crashed.

Dairy farmers have been reeling from the price collapse, which happened as costs rose.

The meetings on Monday in New York Mills and Tuesday in Plainview will focus on improving prices and profits. The Farmers Union is inviting local and federal policymakers.

Farmers Union president Doug Peterson says it’s time for Congress to get involved.

The “no bull” sessions happen Monday at 1 p.m. at the Eagles Cafe in New York Mills and Tuesday at 1 p.m. on a dairy farm east of Plainview.

On the Net:

Minnesota Farmers Union: http://www.mfu.org/

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