Economic Research Institute Study paper
Utah State University
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Although the average marketing margin for fluid milk products (retail price minus raw milk price) has increased with marketing costs in recent years in the U. S., not all markets have shared in the increase, and in some, margins have decreased. This has prompted some milk handlers to examine more closely what affects milk prices, marketing margins, and pricing practices.
Christensen, Rondo A., "Milk Pricing at the Wholesale Level" (1987). Economic Research Institute Study Papers. Paper 457.