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Dairy Pricing Association helps level out playing field for dairy farmers

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LEWISTON, Minn. (FOX 47) -

The current trend in dairy pricing is hurting dairy farmers, as the cost of production is higher than what farmers are getting paid.

Price fluctuations are why The Dairy Pricing Association is stepping in to help.

The Dairy Pricing Association is an organization dedicated to stabilizing the money paid to Dairy farmers. They held an informational meeting in Lewiston on Saturday at noon to provide help for farmers.

The organization was started by farmers in 2009, when dairy prices were at rock-bottom levels.

"Dairy farmers are probably one of the only groups of people in this country that do not know what they're going to get paid from month to month," said DPA President Thomas Olson. "It's really hard to make a business plan, go a bank, anything like that with any kind of budget. Because we have these huge fluctuations in our prices."

One of the DPA's goals is to level out the playing field for dairy producers.

They also seek to provide humanitarian relief in the form of dairy products to food shelves like Hunger task force and Christian Aid Ministries.  

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