WASHINGTON — Prices for dairy products have risen steeply in recent months because of rising feed costs, strong export demand and short supply, and analysts expect those increases to continue through the summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which regulates the minimum milk prices received by farmers, recently set the price that processors will have to pay for drinkable milk in July at $20.91 per hundred pounds, a 17% increase from June and an 84% increase over last year. “On June ...
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