Dairy Farmers of America report milk processing plants are already operating at capacity, forcing strategic milk dumping at large dairies. West Bend, Wisconsin dairy farmer Ryan Elbe spoke to the Midwest Farm Report. “Anything we never thought could happen seems to be happening the last couple weeks. There is a lot of pride in producing milk so the thought of just dumping it down the drain is definitely disheartening.” COVID-19 has resulted in sudden changes in demand. There was an initial surge is buying at the grocery stores, but that has leveled off. School closures and the loss of restaurant business have resulted in a sudden oversupply of milk.
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