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How The Recession is Affecting Dairy Farmers

5/29/2009 3:22:26 PM


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.

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Collin V
5/30/2009 3:28:34 AM
The recession affects everyone. But whatever is happening in our economy right now, we must stay positive and find ways and solutions to these. Financial planning, for example, may help us, although it goes a long way. You're never too young or too old to start financial planning. If you start putting a little into savings on a regular basis and start doing a little budgeting, it can pay off. Laying off the credit cards will help the personal finances out tremendously. Watching your spending is a great idea, and being cautious and avoiding overdraft charges can keep you out of needing any online payday loans or faxless payday loans. Credit spending is what leads a lot of people into debt, and it's better to avoid needing payday loans all the time with a little financial planning. To learn more about this, check out:

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