Dairy Aid OK’d

A plan to increase dairy support prices in a time of historically low milk prices gained U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson’s support.

The Detroit Lakes Democrat, who is U.S. House agriculture chairman, said his committee has heard from dairy farmers that the industry needs help.

"Increasing the prices they receive will bring greatly needed relief to dairy farmers who need it desperately right now," Peterson said.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the federal government will increase money for dairy products, which he said will increase how much money all dairy producers receive.