Lower Prices For Milk Hit Farmers Hard

Milwaukee — Charlie Jones got into dairy farming four years ago when the industry was on the mend after one of the worst downturns in recent history. Now he’s getting a taste for what it’s like when milk prices plummet and profits become scarce. Jones milks 140 cows. He and thousands of other Wisconsin farmers recently enjoyed high milk prices, only to see them drop more than 30 percent this year. “I would say we are right at the...

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