Milk Producer Seeks State's Permission to Sell Milk at a Price Lower than the Law AllowsSubmitted by the clover helix on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:41
Seriously, a minimum milk price still exists? And yes, there is tremendous opposition to getting them to lower that price.
"The state’s largest milk producer is seeking the state’s permission to sell its milk at a price lower than the law currently allows.
"Big Island Dairy LLC has requested a waiver from the state Board of Agriculture to sell its milk for less than the $3.06 minimum price set for wholesale milk processed on the Big Island, and less than the minimum for Oahu-processed wholesale milk, which ranges between $2.36 and $2.71 per gallon, based on California wholesale prices and transportation costs plus $1.05.
"The Ookala dairy, formerly known as Island Dairy Inc., is one of only two local commercial dairy farms left in the state."