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Published May 17, 2010, 11:00 PM

LoriJayne Grahn, Pelican Rapids, Minn., letter: Bill gives dairy farmers needed help

We need a solution, and that solution is Dairy Bill S-1645, The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009. It was written by farmers for farmers.

By: LoriJayne Grahn,

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Enough of low milk prices, the corruption and policies or programs where we keep paying more for less.

Enough of giving us pennies instead of the dollars we justly earned.

We need to unite and save our farms. We need a cost of production and no less. We cannot continue year after year with the same problems.

Good farmers and many families are being forced out of business and losing everything. This crisis includes everyone, consumers alike. The destructive consequences act like shockwaves affecting our economy, food, rural America, jobs and so on.

The greed and profits by powerful and corrupt corporate entities is robbing us all.

We need a solution, and that solution is Dairy Bill S-1645, The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009. It was written by farmers for farmers.

The bill is a solution to fix a broken pricing system that fails us over and over again, leaving us with welfare subsidies and programs that don’t work. This bill is a chance and answer to save our farms now, not later. It can be done, but it will take all of us.

S-1645 needs and waits for our support — and once it gets passed, it can start working for us immediately.

Please visit the new website www.supports1645.webs.com for more information and to sign on in support.

LoriJayne Grahn

Grahn is a Minnesota dairy farmer.

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