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Milk price the latest worry
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Robert Treuthardt, Monroe, explains how the feed used for his cows is balanced to include hay, corn and grain. Like many farmers, Treuthardt is concerned about declining milk prices and said farmers have to try new things to keep up their profits.
MONROE - The sluggish national economy now is hitting dairy farmers, who have seen the price of milk decline.Six months ago, Monroe dairy farmer Rob Treuthardt received about $20 per hundred pounds for milk he sold. The price has fallen recently to about $15.50.