In Minnesota, 315 licensed dairy farms exited the industry in 2019. That’s according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. This is the second year in a row the state has lost more than 300 dairies. 2,448 licensed dairy farms remain as of January 1, 2020, compared to 3,258 in January 2017 for a total of 810 dairies that have gone out of business. MDA says these large numbers are due to a drop in milk prices.
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