The fluid dairy category is in danger of getting scalded by a combination of high prices and factors related to them. Payouts for milk have come in around $20 per hundredweight, and retail prices have averaged between $3.70 and $3.80 a gallon, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In some cities, the price has gone above $4. This is great news for conventional dairy farmers, but bad news for organic operators. Industry experts say that, with conventional prices this high, fewer ...

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