Dairy Information: Center Focus Column

Moving Milk Beyond Our Borders

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to join Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding in traveling to four locations in western Pennsylvania to visit with dairy farm families, community leaders and others concerned about the ongoing low milk price cycle and its impact on individual farms and the broader dairy industry. It was an opportunity to listen to their concerns, discuss issues, and identify potential solutions. The discussion was enlightening, although the concerns expressed in western Pennsylvania were similar to those we have heard in other regions of the state.