USDA move helps milk producers in short-term, but most still struggling

Surviving the dairy crisis may mean changes to operation

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Perseverance, heart, soul, patience and optimism.
These are the traits a dairy farmer has had to develop in order to make it through the past several months of low milk prices. Or what many of them say they had to develop in order to survive.

Read more of this article by reporter Kristy Foster.


USDA temporarily increases dairy support prices

SALEM, Ohio — A bleeding U.S. dairy sector received a small bandage July 31 as the USDA announced plans to increase dairy price support levels, but the reactivated Congressional dairy caucus is still pushing for a long-term solution to historically low milk prices that are driving many milk producers out of business.

Read more of this article by editor Susan Crowell.

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