State's dairy farms struggle to survive

State's dairy farms struggle to survive

There are 7 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Aug 1, 2009, titled State's dairy farms struggle to survive. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

Connecticut's milk industry and its 150 dairy farms are in deep trouble, with low prices and high production costs that threaten these once-thriving, mostly family businesses.

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Westporter

Newark, NJ

#1 Aug 1, 2009
Great article Ken just stay away from Norwalks politics and crime your better off on a farm.

Sad the city hasn't got any milking cows,only developers are milking the city now.
Vox- Pop

Fairfield, CT

#2 Aug 1, 2009
Westporter wrote:
Great article Ken just stay away from Norwalks politics and crime your better off on a farm.
Sad the city hasn't got any milking cows,only developers are milking the city now.
Belive me it needs milking! lol
Stamford Stinks

United States

#3 Aug 2, 2009
Before you know it our milk will be coming from Mexico and China the way this country is sinking toward 3rd world.
Frijoles

South Glastonbury, CT

#4 Aug 2, 2009
Stamford Stinks wrote:
Before you know it our milk will be coming from Mexico and China the way this country is sinking toward 3rd world.
In China they are industrializing farmland as quick as they can. They are starting to import their food from Africa.

What makes you think we arent already 3rd world?
Old Timer

AOL

#5 Aug 2, 2009
Too bad we can't buy fresh raw milk in the stores instead of the ultra pasteurized homogenized stuff that is sour long before the, "sell by date".

We all can't live next to a dairy farm where we could get the good milk.
Frijoles

South Glastonbury, CT

#6 Aug 2, 2009
Old Timer wrote:
Too bad we can't buy fresh raw milk in the stores instead of the ultra pasteurized homogenized stuff that is sour long before the, "sell by date".
We all can't live next to a dairy farm where we could get the good milk.
There are a few farms that sell raw milk directly to the consumer. You have to find them. Google NOFA.
Got Milk

Paramus, NJ

#7 Aug 2, 2009
This is a confusing issue. It was stated in an earlier article that the farmers took in .78 cents a gallon. athis artilcle states they took in what 1.80 with sibsidies, now its 1.09. I pay now 4.00 a gallon at the supermarket, down the road at a pharmacy its 3.00 and at the local wholesaler, last I checked was under well under 3.00. Somebody is doing some serious milking thats for sure. Going to take some action from authorites to plug this obvious payola in the system. If not think we will see 5 dollar a gallon milk while we watch oil from around the blobe cost half what a local gallon of milk costs. No matter which way you observe, the milk smells very very sour to the consumer.

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