Dairy Projects

Here, the cost of dairy products can be viewed. Updates are provided every quarter of each year from 2011. The Zwick Center staff regularly updates costs of inputs from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to obtain estimates of the cost to Connecticut farmers for producing each 100 pounds of milk.

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Additional Zwick Center Reports for Dairy

Rabinowitz, Adam N. and Lopez, Rigoberto A. 2011. "Maine Milk Cost of Production Estimates for April, May, and June 2011". - Q2 2011 Maine

Other Reports Co-Authored by Zwick Center Members Related to Dairy

Outreach Reports/Fact Sheets

Lopez, Rigoberto A. 2017. "Economic Impact of Connecticut’s Dairy Industry : An Update". Economic Impact of Dairy in CT 2017

Bravo-Ureta, Boris B., Jelliffe, Jeremy L., Rabinowitz, Adam N., Meinart, Richard, Meader, Joyce, Bonelli, Joseph, and Andrews, Shelia. 2013. "The Cost of Producing Milk in Connecticut: An Overview". Cost of Producing Milk in CT Overview 2013

Lopez, Rigoberto A., Rabinowitz, Adam N. and Plesha Nataliya. 2013. "ECONOMIC AND SUSTAINABILITY IMPACTS OF CONNECTICUT’S PUBLIC ACT 09-229 TO SUPPORT DAIRY FARMING". Impacts on Economic & Dairy Farm Sustainability for CT Public Act

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Rabinowitz, Adam N. 2011. "Comparison of Dairy Farming in Connecticut, Vermont, and Maine for Purposes of Determining the Appropriate Cost of Production Benchmark for Connecticut". Comparing Dairy Farming in CT, VT, & ME

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Rabinowitz, Adam N. 2009. "The Need for New Milk Pricing Policies ". Need for New Milk Pricing Strategies 2009

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Rabinowitz, Adam N. 2007. "Toward Reform of Fluid Milk Pricing in Southern New England: Analysis of Proposed State Level Milk Regulation Policies in Connecticut and Massachusetts". Analysis of Proposed Milk Regulation in CT & MA

Cotterill, Ronald W., Rabinowitz, Adam N., Cohen, Michael A., Murphy, Melanie R. and Rhodes, Charles R. 2007. "Toward Reform of Fluid Milk Pricing in Southern New England: Farm Level, Wholesale and Retail Prices in the Fluid Milk Marketing Channel: 2003 - 2006". Reform of Milk Pricing in Southern New England 2003 to 2006

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "A Preliminary Response to the Report Prepared for the Massachusetts Food Association by John Schnittker titled, 'An Analysis of the Cotterill Proposal' ". Dairy Proposal 2003

Schnittker, John. 2003. "An Analysis of the Cotterill Proposal". Dairy Proposal Analysis 2003

Bailey, Kenneth W. 2001. "Impact of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact on Consumer Prices for Fluid Milk". Impact of Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact on Consumer Prices for Milk

 

Research Reports

Bravo-Ureta, Boris B., Jelliffe, Jeremy L., Rabinowitz, Adam N., Meinart, Richard, Meader, Joyce, Bonelli, Joseph, and Andrews, Shelia. 2012. "THE ANNUAL COST OF PRODUCING MILK IN CONNECTICUT: ESTIMATES FOR 2011". Cost of Producing Milk in CT 2011

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Lopez, Elena. 2008. "Demand for Differentiated Milk Products: Implications for Price Competition". Diffentiated Milk Product Demand

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Cleary, Rebecca L. O. "Is Wal-Mart Good for Competition? Evidence from Milk Prices". Walmart Milk Prices

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2006. "Annotated and Expanded Minutes of the Milk Marketing Policy Meeting". Annotated & Expanded Minutes of Milk Marketing Policy Meeting 2006

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2006. "Outline of a Fair Share Milk Pricing Policy Program As Requested by Carolyn Orr, Council of State Governments after the February St. Albans, Vermont Meeting on Dairy Policy and Prices". Outline of Fair Share Milk Pricing Policy Program on Dairy Policy & Prices

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2006. "Pricing and Policy Problems in the Northeast Fluid Milk Industry". Pricing & Policy in Northeast Milk Industry

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Rabinowitz, Adam N. 2006. "Toward Reform of Fluid Milk Pricing in Southern New England: Milk Market Channel Policies for Connecticut and Other States". Reform of Milk Pricing in Southern New England

Cotterill, Ronald W., Rabinowitz, Adam N., and Schwane Matthew. 2005. "Analysis of the July 2005 Milk Price Survey with a Comparison to Previous Surveys". Analysis of July 2005 Milk Price Survey with Comparisons

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2005. "Milk Pricing Matters for the Sustainability of Dairy Farmers in the Northeast". Milk Pricing for Dairy Farmer Sustainability in Northeast

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Canan Basak. 2005. "Strategic Pricing in a Differentiated Product Oligopoly Model: Fluid Milk in Boston". Oligopoly Model Milk in Boston

Lass, Daniel. 2005. "Asymmetric Response of Retail Milk Prices in the Northeast Revisited." Retail Milk Prices in Northeast Responses

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2005. "Vertical Foreclosure: The Impact of the Proposed Reduction in Diversion Limits on the Exercise of Market Power and the Economic Performance of Milk Marketing Channels in the Mideast Federal Milk Marketing Area." Vertical Foreclosure & Impacts on Milk Marketing Channels in Mideast

Cotterill, Ronald W., Rabinowitz, Adam N., and Schwane Matthew. 2004. "Analysis of the May 2004 Milk Price Survey with a Comparison to June 2003". Analysis of May 2004 Milk Price Survey vs. June 2003

Lopez, Rigoberto A., Cotterill, Ronald, and Chidmi, Benaissa. 2004. "Retail Oligopoly Power, Dairy Compact, and Boston Milk Prices". Boston Milk Prices & Oligopoly Power

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Bonnanno, Alessandro. 2004. "Private Labels, Retail Configuration, and Fluid Milk Prices". Private Store Brands & Milk Prices

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2004. "Milk Pricing Problems and Solutions: An Essay on the Need for New State Level Milk Price Regulation in the Northeast, with Special Attention to Connecticut Substitute Bill No. 5642". Milk Pricing Problems & Solutions

Cotterill, Ronald W., Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Chidmi Benaissa. 2004. "Retail Oligopoly Power, Dairy Compact, and Boston Milk Prices". Oligopoly Power & Milk Prices

Cotterill, Ronald W., Rabinowitz, Adam N. and Schwane, Matthew. 2004. "Retail Milk Prices in New England, New York, and Seattle: An Unresolved Issue." Retail Milk Prices in New England, New York & Seattle - An Issue

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2004. "What is the Value of Milk?" Value of Milk

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Answers to Questions that Often Surface When Discussing the Proposed Connecticut Fair Pricing Milk Law". Answers to Questions on CT Fair Pricing Milk Law

Cotterill, Ronald W., Rabinowitz, Adam N. and Tian, Li. 2003. "A Law to Promote Efficient and Fair Pricing of Milk in Connecticut". CT Law to Promote Efficient Fair Pricing of Milk

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Drafting a Connecticut Fair Milk Pricing Law: A Meeting the Competition Clause that Enhances the Competitive Position of Connecticut Processors and A Small Account Rule that Recognizes the Higher Cost of Supplying Such Accounts". Drafting CT Fair Milk Pricing Law

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Explanation of Farmer Benefits of the Proposed Connecticut Milk Pricing Laws Presented to Connecticut Farm Bureau Dairy Committee and Litchfield Dairy Committee Joint Meeting". Explanation of Farmer Benefits of Proposed CT Milk Pricing Laws

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Drafting of Connecticut Fair Milk Pricing Law: Further Thoughts on the Retail Price Collar". Further Thoughts on CT Fair Milk Pricing Law

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Rabinowitz, Adam N. 2003. "An Old and New Cooperative Alternative: Integration by Farmers Into Fluid Processing to Develop Local Brands to Capture Some of the Channel Margin". Integration by Farmers to Develop Local Milk Brands to Capture Channel Margin

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Fair Pricing Mechanics". Milk Fair Pricing Mechanics

Cotterill, Ronald W., Rabinowitz, Adam N. and Matthew Schwane. 2003. "Retail Milk Prices in New England, New York, and Seattle: An Unresolved Issue". Milk Prices in New England, New York & Seattle

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Fluid Milk Market Channel Pricing: Monopolistic Pricing by Retailers Hurts Processors, Farmers, Consumers, and Federal Market Order Pricing". Monopolistic Milk Market Channel Pricing Hurts

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "The Northeast Dairy Policy and Prices Summit Meeting". Northeast Dairy Policy & Prices Summit Meeting

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "The Impact of the Northeastern Dairy Compact On New England Consumers: A Report from the Milk Policy Wars". Northeastern Dairy Compact Impact on New England Consumers

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Dhar, Tirtha P. 2003. "Oligopoly Pricing with Differentiated Products: The Boston Fluid Milk Market Channel". Oligopoly Pricing & Milk Market Channel

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Responses to some questions raised at the March 14, 2003 meeting on dairy pricing and fair pricing milk". Responses to Dairy Pricing & Fair Pricing Milk Meeting 2003

Cotterill, Ronald W., Rabinowitz, Adam N. and Scwane, Matthew. 2003. "Testimony on the Massachusetts Milk Price Situation and the Proposed Massachusetts Milk Price Gouging Law ". Testimony on MA Milk Price Situation & Law

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "A Fair Share Law for Connecticut and Other Northeast Dairy States: A State Level Solution to Retail Milk Price Gouging and the Dairy Farm Crisis". Fair Share Law for CT & Other Northeast Dairy States

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Rabinowitz, Adam N. 2002. "Analysis of Two Related Milk Price Approaches to Address the Noncompetitive Pricing Problem in the Milk Industry: The 40-40 Consumer Approach and the Farmer and Consumer Fair Share Approach". Analysis of Two Related Milk Price Approaches

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Dairy Policy for New England: Options at the State and Regional Level". Dairy Policy for New England

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Who Benefits from Deregulated Milk Prices: The Missing Link is the Marketing Channel". Deregulated Milk Prices

Cotterill, Ronald W., Rabinowitz, Adam N. and Tian, Li. 2002. "Milk Prices in New England and Neighboring Areas of New York: A Prologue to Action?" Milk Prices in New England and Areas of New York

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "A Northeast Dairy Compact Post Mortem". Northeast Dairy Compact Post Mortem

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Dhar, Tirtha P. 2002. "Price Transmission in Differentiated Product Market Channels: A Study of the Boston Fluid Milk Market and the North East Dairy Compact". Price Transmission of Boston Milk Market & North East Dairy Compact

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Supermarket Prices Need to Come Down". Supermarket Milk Prices

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Supermarkets, Stop the Gouging - Milk Prices Should Tumble $1". Supermarkets & Gouging Milk Prices

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Franklin, Andrew W. 2001. "Author's Response to Kenneth Bailey's Review of 'The Public Interest and Private Economic Power: A Case Study of the Northeast Dairy Compact' ". Author Response to Review of Public Interest Private Economic Power of Northeast Dairy Compact

Foltz, Jeremy and Chang, Hsiu-Hui. 2001. "The Adoption and Profitability of rbST on Connecticut Dairy Farms". CT Dairy Farms Adoption & Profitability of rbST

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Franklin, Andrew W. 2001. "The Impact of the Northeast Dairy Compact: A Comparative Evaluation of Two Studies". Comparative Evaluation of Impact of Northeast Dairy Compact

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Brundage, Michael F. 2001. "Competition, or the Lack Thereof in Local Fluid Milk Markets: San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Miami and Dallas-Forth Worth". Competition or Lack of it in Milk Markets in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Miami & Dallas-Forth Worth

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2001. "The Dairy Compact is not Dairy Socialism, Lactose Leninism, nor is it a Cartel". Dairy Compact Not a Cartel

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Franklin, Andrew W. 2001. "A PowerPoint® Deconstruction of the Farm and Retail Price Analysis Presented in 'The Public Interest and Private Economic Power: A Case study of the Northeast Dairy Compact' ". Deconstruction of Farm & Retail Price Analysis

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2001. "Testimony on the Impact of the Northeast Dairy Compact and Market Channel Pricing Strategies on the Performance of the New England Dairy Industry". Testimony on Impact of Northeast Dairy Compact & Milk Marketing Pricing Strategies on New England Dairy Industry

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2001. "University of Connecticut Research on Dairy Compacts and Fluid Milk Pricing: Executive Summaries, Fact Sheets, and Price Charts". UConn Research on Dairy Compacts & Milk Pricing

Frigon, Mathieu, Doyon, Maurice and Romain Robert. 1999. "Asymmetry in Farm-Retail Price Transmission In the Northeastern Fluid Milk Market". Northeastern Milk Market Asymmetry in Farm-Retail Price Transmission

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1995. "The Dairy Industry: A Connecticut Perspective". CT Dairy Industry Perspective

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Haller, Lawrence E. 1994. "Market Strategies in Branded Dairy Product Markets". Market Strategies in Branded Dairy Product Markets

Cotterill, Ronald W., Pinkerton, Don C. and Haller, Lawrence E. 1990. "Economic Analysis of the Proposed Dairy Income Enhancement Program". Economic Ananlysis of Proposed Dairy Income Enhancement Program

Johnson, Gary V. 1989. "An Examination of the Connecticut Dairy Inspection Program". CT Dairy Inspection Program Examination

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1989. "Changing Connecticut's Dairy Regulations: Implications for Performance in the Northeast Dairy Industry". CT Dairy Regulations

 

Working Paper Series

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Li, Xun. 2015. "Energy Price Transmission and Retail Milk Prices". Energy Prices & Retail Milk Prices

Bravo-Ureta, Boris B. and Njuki, Eric. 2014. "A Bayesian Approach to Analyzing the Economic Costs of Environmental Regulation in Dairy Farming". Economics of Environmental Laws in Dairy Farming