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Coronavirus shakes dairies, but the outlook is improving


June 28, 2020

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The dairy industry has taken many hits in 2020, but area representatives believe it is on the road to recovery with restaurants opening and schools planning their 2020-21 years.

The dairy industry was just humming along in early January. Milk prices had been holding steady around $17.50 per hundredweight - roughly 15.625 cents a pound - and producers were making a decent profit.

And then the rest of 2020 happened. Just as...

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