For many dairy farms in Nevada, the struggle over low milk prices is real and getting worse.
The coronavirus has closed schools which are some of the milk industry’s biggest customers. In addition, milk prices have fallen almost 30 percent. Some farmers around the country are selling off their dairy cows.
In the long term, what’s this mean for Nevada’s milk industry?
Mike Helmer, agricultural economist, University of Nevada, Reno’s Center of Economic Development; Pete Olsen, chairman, Churchill County commission and owner of Hillside Dairy