It's numbers like these that provide our industry two choices: 1) put some form of production control in place; or 2) Compete on world market more. (For more information, read the November 25 Hoard's Dairyman Intel items "Dairy consumption per person has stalled" and Video: "USDEC connects buyers and sellers."

The U.S. dairy industry should seek the No. 2 choice. Rather than continued shrinkage in dairy farm numbers, new markets assure the U.S. dairy industry remains a strong agriculture enterprise.

-Ken McGuffey

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