September 18, 2014

What is the future for our dairy farms?

Painting by Linda Jacobs

" ...in 1947 there were over 11,000 dairy farms dotting Vermont’s landscape. When we began farming in 1998, that number had dropped to 1,815, and in 2011 the number dipped to under 1,000 remaining dairy farms for the first time in the state’s history. Of those remaining, more than 200 farms are organic operations. "

http://www.organicvalley.coop/why-organic/nutrition-and-health/view-from-the-farm/

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