By Paul Schmitt
Area dairy farmers are hoping that milk prices make a comeback later this year. According to Hoard’s Dairyman, the price of August Class 1 fluid milk is at $14.15 as announced on July 18. The price reflects a $1.21 decrease from June. Rich Olson of Olson Family Farm and a member of the DoorCountyDailyNews.com Ag Advisory Board, says he and other area dairy farmers are hopeful of a bounce in milk prices.
Milk prices this year have been as high as $16.50 in May. The national weighted average price of a half-gallon of conventional milk is $2.07, according to the USDA.