Legislation To Regulate Milk Prices In Kentucky Moving Forward

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.

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  • by Isn't It Sad Location: KY on Mar 20, 2008 at 10:58 AM
    Isn't it sad that our legislature is taking time to regulate the price of milk. I know that the prices of milk are getting higher, but what about everything else. Is our legislature going to regulate prices of everything. If they want to regulate prices, start with gas. If the gas prices were regulated everything else would be also.
  • by jane Location: ky on Mar 20, 2008 at 06:22 AM
    I think you are about twenty years too late, our dairy industry "evaporated" in the eighties. When I was a kid, I used to have to dodge milk trucks if I rode my horse on the roads around my folks place. There is one dairy left on their road. The pun you left yourself wide open for is almost too easy, Don't sell evaporated milk.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Mar 20, 2008 at 05:25 AM
    If they hadn't bought out all the dairies years ago, we would have plenty of milk in Ky.Just another stupid move by the ones in power.They need to look at the long aspect and consequences of decisions they make instead of jumping up to their necks.
  • by nondairy on Mar 19, 2008 at 04:21 PM
    It is about time. I was beginning to think every cow in the US had died. We completely stopped using milk because it is higher than the meat of the cow that produces the stuff.


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