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News Australia: Milk price index to undergo federal review | 9 News

Labor has accused Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud of desperation after he launched a review of the federal government’s milk price index.

The index was designed to help producers compare farm gate prices, as well as export prices for cheese, butter, skim milk and whole milk powder, but has copped criticism since it was released in July.

“I’m not convinced the index is working as well as it can for farmers so I want to know if that’s the case and what can be done to make it better,” Mr Littleproud said today.

A low-take up rate has been the central criticism of the index, with the department revealing in December just 38 farmers had submitted their data.

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