Life on a family dairy farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Realities of Dairy Farming.
Here are a few links on the never-ending saga of low prices for fluid milkat the farm gate and perhaps a little insight into some of the whys. First a little bit about the probable impact of the Yogurt Summit recently held in NY. I strongly agree with the writer. Any shortage of milk will self-correct as soon as farmers can make back their cost of production. Offer them a chance at a profit and you won't know what to do with all the milk. And here is a little behind the scenes stuff that you can interpret any way you want to. Sometimes conspiracy theorists are right after all. A bit from the Land Down Underwhere farmers are up against much the same forces as we are in the USA. A heart-breaking story of too little too late for one farm, that could easily represent many other farms. And so you have a chance to smile, a short interview with one of my favorite farm writers, Patricia Leimbach.