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How The Recession is Affecting Dairy Farmers

By Kate Wilson

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Dairy farmers are now feeling the force of the recession as wholesale milk prices plummet. The fall comes after two years of above average growth owing mainly to exports, which since the recession hit, have dropped dramatically. Organic dairy farmers in particular are suffering due to the rising costs of organic feed, and with more shoppers opting out of buying organic in order to cut costs, supply is now outstripping demand.

Read more on this issue from The New York Times and  Farm Policy Facts.