In New Book, Relationship Between US Dairy Farmers and Mexican Workers Laid Bare

Since 2003, the US has lost about half of its licensed dairy farms. However, the number of cows producing milk has stayed relatively steady. Take Wisconsin, for example. In 2004, the state was home to less than 16,000 dairy farms. In 2021, that number dropped in half, to less than 7,000 farms. But the number … Read more

Opinion: Feeding Insects to Cows Could Make Meat and Dairy More Sustainable

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The world’s population is growing, and so is the challenge of feeding everyone. Current projections indicate that by 2050, global food demand could increase by 59 to 98 percent above current levels. In particular, there will be increased demand … Read more

Can Biodigesters Save America’s Small Dairy Farms?

Small dairy farms in Vermont teater chronically on the brink of insolvency. Nearly half of Vermont’s dairies have gone out of business in the past 10 years, primarily small farms. Things got even worse during the pandemic, with volatile prices and supply chain shifts. The pattern is similar among dairies throughout New England. Stabilizing revenues … Read more