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.