Family-Owned U.S. Dairy Farms Rapidly Fold

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Rebecca Sananes/Vermont Public Radio

Originally published by NPR
January 11th, 2017
by Rebecca Sananes

In Weathersfield, Vt., a town once dotted with small milking farms, about 60 cows peacefully chew hay at their home on Fuller Farm. They are the last remaining dairy herd in Weathersfield, and they’ll be auctioned off this week. This is a growing trend in the changing dairy industry — in the state and beyond.

David Fuller has been a dairy farmer here since 1977. He says it’s the life he’s loved since he was a small child. He says when he was a kid, his mom couldn’t figure out why…


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