Dairy Farmers Downsizing

New York News
5:15 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

After Dry Summer, NY Dairy Farmers Cull Herds

WAMC

Some dairy farmers in upstate New York say they will be forced to buy more forage to feed their cattle or downsize their herds because of smaller harvests of corn and hay after a dry summer.

The Watertown Daily Times reports that healthy rainfall in August may have helped save some crops, but the dry weather this summer is expected to diminish the fall harvest.

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