Dairy farmers are being asked to produce less and accept lower costs per unit. That adds up to big losses.
“That $14 million is what circulates in our communities,” St. Pierre said, noting that each dollar dairy brings into the state circulates seven to eight times. “That dollar goes to the local store and people who live off that income.” Or, as VDPA Chair Bill Rowell put it, “If the farmer doesn’t have enough to keep the lights on, then they can’t pay the vendors.”"
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