Dairy cattle farmers in Panama proposed the possibility of rising the price of milk as an incentive to increase production costs and the problems they face caused by climate change.
The argument that was presented at the 22nd National Dairy Congress, held in the grounds of the International Fair of David, Chiriquí province, is to increase production and face tariff degradation, which is classified as a threat to the price of milk in Panama.
Jorge Troetsch, president of the Association of Livestock Milk in Chiriquí, said that the possible increase is due to the fact that price must be in line with the quality that "is increasingly improved due to the modernization of techniques and tools of milking and pasteurization".
The union director stated that there are more than a dozen important companies of the country that buy the production, mainly of Grade A, which requires investment to guarantee good quality.
Dairy cattle farmers say they want to meet with the Panamanian state officials in order to reach an agreement and establish a new milk price list for both consumers and businesses.