The Milk is Drying Up

 

Last year alone, more than 2,700 US dairy farms went out of business - almost a third of those in the cheese state, Wisconsin.

PBS interviewed some of the few who remain; and they're struggling.

"2014 saw record prices and then, you know, '15, '16,' '17, '18, it's all been below cost of production prices for the most part," says Jim Briggs, who along with his wife, and their teenage son, work around the clock.

So far, in 2019, more than 400 other dairy operations have gone belly up in the US.

Scott Rusk

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