A drop in milk prices, such as we had last year, sometimes leads milk producers to think about the greener pastures of changing their milk handler. Comparing prices with neighbors can provide a hot topic at the local coffee shop. In a study of over 200 milk checks from New York producers in August 2000, we found significant variability of pay prices. But producers really need to understand their milk check first, before they can understand and evaluate the alternatives.
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