These are tough times in the dairy business, particularly for small operations. But the fact a livelihood is destroyed so quickly by a month of snow reveals the precipice on which many farmers stand. Read more →
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Lloyd Tiede couldn’t hold back, not when the Le Center farmer gave in to reality and had to tell his daughter he’s selling the farm.
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Your daily dose of bittersweetness comes from KARE 11’s Boyd Huppert, who has covered the decision by farm families to cash out, thanks to low milk prices. Read more →
About three dozen people in Duluth are being tossed out of work because the rest of us aren’t drinking enough milk. Kemps announced today it’s closing its Franklin Foods milk processing plant in the city next month. It’s not Obamacare. It’s not state taxes. It’s not the cows. It’s not, apparently, any of the things Read more →