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Posted on: April 12, 2018

The Dairy Crisis and Its Impact on NY Farmers

NYSAC Dairy 4_11_18

Moderator:

A. Douglas Berwanger – Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Wyoming County


Panelists:

Mark Merrill – Sr. V. Pres. in charge of Commercial Lending with the Bank of Castile

Kate Hemstreet – County Executive Director with Farm Service Agency / U.S. Department of Agriculture

Jim Youngers - East Arcade, NY Dairy Farmer

Jodi Smith – Sr. Dairy Market & Policy Analyst with Upstate Niagara Milk Cooperative

NYSAC’s Standing Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs for an overview of the crisis gripping New York State’s dairy farmers. The overabundance of milk, flagging demand, dramatically lower prices, higher operating costs, and unfavorable weather conditions have negatively impacted the economic viability for dairy farmers across the state.

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