Dairy Industry Downturn on Crosscurrents

California’s dairy industry has had a rough year. Dairies have been hit with low milk prices and high operating costs. The prices are so out of whack that dairies have actually been paying more to feed their cows than they get paid for the milk they produce. Dairymen are struggling to stay in business by cutting costs where they can, borrowing money, and selling cows. But there is hope on the horizon.


This story aired today on Crosscurrents and will be on KALW again tomorrow during Morning Edition.

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Molly Samuel

Molly joined KQED as an intern in 2007, and since then has worked here as a reporter, producer, director and blogger. Molly has also reported for NPR, KALW and High Country News, and has produced audio stories for The Encyclopedia of Life and the Oakland Museum of California. She has a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College and is a co-founder of the record label True Panther Sounds.

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