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Chart shows the sluggish decline of payments to farmers for milk; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm; FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2012 photo, cows stand in a field at a dairy farm in Westville, N.Y. Dairy farmers continue to face financial stress as prices paid to them continues to fall well below their cost of production. Following the suicide of a member farmer in January 2018, some Northeast dairy farmers received a list of mental health services and a suicide prevention hotline from their dairy cooperative, along with their milk checks.
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Milk co-op mailing highlights suicide risk for dairy farmers