ALBANY, N.Y. -- If it passes the state legislature here, Governor George E. Pataki says he'll sign a bill allowing New York to join with other Northeastern states in a compact with regulatory powers over fluid milk prices. Although some milk buyers fear compact membership means milk prices in this state will skyrocket immediately, members of the governor's task force and other industry observers say it isn't so. "If New York joins the compact today, it is unlikely consumers would see a ...

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