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Grass-to-glass players oppose latest milk proposal

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DENVER (AP) -- A dispute over how milk processors and bottlers pay dairy farmers for their product is raising years-old arguments over who's playing fair.

At issue are funding pools the government set up decades ago to ensure farmers get a minimum price for their milk. Processors and bottlers pay into the pools, but farms that do everything from raising cows to bottling and selling their own milk don't under an exemption for so-called "producer-handlers."

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