U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand joined a bipartisan group of senators asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to review the floor price for unprocessed milk.

Dairy farmers continue to cope with rising production costs driven up during the summer's severe drought.

The cost of grain for dairy farmers has skyrocketed as a result of supply shortages caused by the worst U.S. Drought in at least 50 years. Almost 1,600 counties in 32 states have been declared natural disaster areas after drought seared millions of acres of pasture and cropland across the United States.

Federal milk marketing orders are administered by the agriculture marketing service of the U.S. Department of agriculture.