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The Cost of Producing Milk in Connecticut: An Overview

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  • Boris E. Bravo-Ureta

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Jeremy Jelliffe

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Adam Rabinowitz

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Joyce Meader

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Richard Meinert

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Joseph Bonelli

    () (University of Connecticut)

  • Sheila Andrew

    () (University of Connecticut)

Abstract

The Spring 2012 letter to State dairy farmers from the Commissioner of Agriculture stated: -The Connecticut Dairy sustainability program relies on cost of production (COP) estimates, historically provided by the USDA -The Act states that when the federal pay price for milk drops bellow the sustainable monthly COP, farmers become eligible for financial support in the form of grant payments given on a quarterly basis -These grant payments are determined using the best available COP estimates-The USDA does not provide monthly COP estimates for CT, so numbers from the State of Vermont have been used as a proxy for CT -These numbers likely do not reflect the true COP in the State -This project was implemented to produce accurate COP estimates for CT dairy famers, so they receive the appropriate level of support.

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  • Boris E. Bravo-Ureta & Jeremy Jelliffe & Adam Rabinowitz & Joyce Meader & Richard Meinert & Joseph Bonelli & Sheila Andrew, 2013. "The Cost of Producing Milk in Connecticut: An Overview," Outreach Reports 14, University of Connecticut, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Charles J. Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy.
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    1. Lopez, Rigoberto A. & Altobello, Marilyn A. & Shah, Farhed A., 1994. "Amenity Benefits and Public Policy: An Application to the Connecticut Dairy Sector," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 26(02), pages 485-496, December.
    2. Boris E. Bravo-Ureta & Jeremy Jelliffe & Adam Rabinowitz & Joyce Meader & Richard Meinert & Joseph Bonelli & Sheila Andrew, 2012. "The Annual Cost Of Producing Milk In Connecticut: Estimates For 2011," Zwick Center Research Reports 01, University of Connecticut, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Charles J. Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy.
    3. Jeremy D. Foltz, 2004. "Entry, Exit, and Farm Size: Assessing an Experiment in Dairy Price Policy," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 86(3), pages 594-604.
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