America’s Dairy Farmers Are Hurting
A giant merger could make things worse
John Lamport limped across the barn that once housed dozens of his cows, gesturing toward the vacant stalls lining the perimeter.
During his career as a dairy farmer, Mr. Lamport had named every cow on his farm, memorizing the markings on their hides. He can still remember which cow stood in which stall.
“Her name was Elf,” he said, pointing to one stall, empty save for a paper coffee cup lying on its side.
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