February 8, 1943

OPA To Set Maximum Price Paid
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Office of Price Administration (OPA) announced today an emergency ceiling on the price that milk handlers and distributors may pay farmers for fluid milk  destine for resale. The OPA statement read, in part, “To the housewife, the temporary producer ceilings represent an important contribution to price control on milk, a vital cost of living commodity which accounts for approximately eleven per cent of the average consumer’s total food budget.” The OPA states the ceiling will prevent the “…further rises in the cost to the public of this essential food,” but represents the best price producers have received for raw milk since November of 1923. The temporary ceiling will be in effect from the date of issue until April 9, 1943. A permanent milk-price policy will be implemented within sixty days.

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