woman drinking milk

Your article and the comments about the latest International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) in the Monday, September 23 Hoard's Dairyman Intel are what the U.S. dairy industry needs to understand. The U.S. dairy industry has so much potential to be the supplier for that demand.

You mention the low-cost countries of New Zealand, Ireland and Argentina. The first two can only grow by following the U.S. model and that will exceed the U.S. cost to do that.

Argentina may be a competitor in the future but that is the reason the U.S. needs to come to the front lines now as a supplier of what the world market wants from their dairy products and quit trying to force our current products on them.
- Dave Forgey, Forgey's River-View Farm, Logansport, Ind.

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September 30, 2011
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