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Published May 31, 2010, 01:29 PM

The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act is aimed at fixing the milk pricing system

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

By: LoriJayne M. Grahn,

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Enough of low milk prices, 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 on 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, etc. The greed and profits by powerful and corruptive corporate entities is robbing us all including our future.

We need a solution and that solution is Senate Bill 1645 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, S1645, is a chance and answer to save our farms now and not later. It can be donem, but it will take all of us. The bill needs and waits for our support. Once it gets passed, it can start working for us immediately.

Information: www.supports1645.webs.com.

Editor’s Note: Grahn is a Minnesota dairy farmer and is not affiliated with any organization.

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