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Dairy farms in Connecticut are running dry and it's not because of a lack of milk.  Many dairy farmers don't expect to survive until the end of the year because the cost of producing milk is almost twice the price of milk.

        The federal government set the price at about a dollar per gallon, but farmers here say it costs about $1.90 to pump each gallon.  Farmers blame the high costs of feed and energy.

        So now, they're begging the state to help supplement their income, or provide some other kind of relief.  "When i started farming in '68, there was 26 farms shipping milk in the town of North Canaan, and well we were down to seven, but we've got three more that have gone out in the last couple of weeks," said Dave Jacquier, a Connecticut dairy farmer who believes he can only survive another 3 months.

       According to the Connecticut Farm Bureau, more than 80 dairy farms have shut down since 2000 -- 12 in just the past year.

       Thursday morning, farmers, the attorney general, several legislators, and even a real dairy cow are scheduled to gather in front of the legislative office building for a press conference.