Minnesota Dairies Keep Wisconsin Buyer After All
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A handful of Minnesota dairy farms that faced losing their
buyer because of a trade dispute with Canada will keep the buyer after all.
That's according to Minnesota Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Margaret
Hart says the buyer, Grassland Dairy Products of Wisconsin, has agreed to
continue buying milk from the Minnesota farms. She said Grassland plans to sell
the milk to a Canadian company, Agropur.
A Grassland spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to phone and email messages.
Neither did an Agropur spokeswoman.
Grassland had told the farms they would stop buying their milk after a change
in Canadian pricing policy effectively boxed out imported milk.
The Minnesota Milk Producers Association earlier said 19 farms were affected.
Hart said she knew of only eight to 10.