Legislation to create a state dairy commission and possibly regulate milk prices in Kentucky is moving forward.
House Bill 623 passed by a vote of 90 to 5.
Bill sponsor Mitchel Denham, Jr. says the legislation would protect dairy farmers in his northern district, and in the long run could stabilize milk prices for consumers across the state. Denham says one of the reasons milk prices are on the rise, is because Kentucky imports so much milk from other states.
"We want to find why that is occurring, you know what can we do keep our dairy industry from evaporating," Denham said.
The bill calls for a study to determine whether price regulation is necessary.
Hear what consumers have to say about it tonight at 11.