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The father and son team of Brian and Aaron Willie milk about 100 cows every morning on their dairy farm north of Detroit Lakes. Photo by - Brian Basham

Farmers dodge dairy cliff

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While the nine-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill that was passed late Tuesday night by Congress as part of its "fiscal cliff" legislation prevented a near doubling of U.S. milk prices, many local dairy farmers note that it was a temporary "band-aid" on a problem that needs a long-term solution.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454