Shelf Shock?

Consumer Milk Prices Could Follow Producers’ Increase

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Posted: March 6, 2014

The price of 2 percent milk is displayed at Red Front Supermarket on Wednesday. The wholesale price of milk has risen recently due in part to drought in California and demand worldwide and domestically. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Fred Herrmann, who lives at Bridgewater Retirement Community, shops for milk at Red Front Supermarket in Harrisonburg on Wednesday. An increase in the price dairy farmers receive does not necessarily equate to an increase in consumer milk prices.

HARRISONBURG — Consumers could be paying more for milk soon.

The state’s Milk Commission announced Feb. 20 that the Class I price for March is $30.66 per hundredweight, or 100 pounds of milk, for…

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