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The Missouri Dairy Industry Crisis

Feb 11, 2014

The dairy farm has been a staple of the idea of the American farm, but approximately 2,500 smaller dairy farms in Missouri have closed shop, unable to compete with larger operations. 

Now, according to Missouri State Representative Casey Guernsey, 60 percent of Missouri's milk is imported because of the decreasing number of local dairy farms.

On today's Central Standard we explore the current conditions of the dairy industry and the proposed legislation that might help this struggling industry survive for generations to come.