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Published on Oct 30, 2018
Consolidation on dairy farms in the U.S. has driven the industry into what may be a new era of longer, more drawn out price cycles. The large-scale farms, which account for the majority of milk produced nationally have contributed to a situation in which the milk supply is much less responsive to short term price shocks. This lack of supply response will likely mute the traditional three-year cycles the industry has become accustomed to in recent history as outlined in CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange research report, “A New Era of Dairy Price Cycles: Structural Change Ahead in the Dairy Industry,” by Ben Laine. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2SQR4N6