By Paul Schmitt
Area farmers are looking for milk prices to make a quick comeback, but some are not too optimistic that it will happen anytime soon. The July Class one fluid milk price is $15.36 as announced on June 20 which is an 11 cent increase over last month but down $1.23 as compared to a year ago. Jim Wautier of Church-Site Farms in Brussels and a member of the DoorCountyDailyNews.com Ag Advisory Board says he does not see a big change coming this summer.
According to United States Dairy Association (USDA), the national weighted average advertised price of a half-gallon of conventional milk is $1.71 as of June 22.