Connecticut dairy farms say they need state’s help

Connecticut dairy farmers told state lawmakers Tuesday they need the state’s help to ensure the industry remains financially healthy, given the challenges of low, federally set milk prices and expensive production costs.

Dutch farm floats possibilities of urban dairy production

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Peter van Wingerden’s dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the cattle. The farm itself is far from traditional. Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam’s busy port, the farm is a […]

Connecticut dairy farmers in crisis

(WTNH) — Connecticut’s dairy farms pump millions of dollars into the state economy every year but those farmers are struggling to survive. There are now just 99 dairy farms left in Connecticut with a combined herd of about 20,000 cows. About ten dairy farmers have sold their herds over the past year because it’s become […]

Capitol Report: state dairy farmers and nursing homes facing crisis

(WTNH) — Connecticut dairy farmers are facing a serious crisis and so are a number of state nursing homes. The high cost of operating farms combined with the low cost of milk makes it hard for farmers to stay in business. The US trade war with China and Mexico also plays a role. Dairy farmers […]

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