Downward Trend in Milk Drinking Having a Big Effect on Dairy Farmers

ORTONVILLE, Mich. — In tonight’s Two Americas’ report fewer Americans are quenching their thirst with a glass of milk these days.

In fact, fluid milk sales are down and have been in decline for years and the change has had a far-reaching impact.

Milk consumption is down 42% from what it was a half-century ago and it’s put a squeeze on dairies across the country. Michigan dairy farmers are no exception.

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