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The Changing Landscape of U.S. Milk Production

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The U.S. dairy industry underwent dramatic restructuring during the last 50 or so years. Key structural features of the dairy industry are the quantity of milk produced and the location, number, size, and organization of dairy farms. The questions of where, how much, and by whom milk is produced are important from both a national and a regional perspective. The structure of milk production defines the potential direction of the industry. Dairy farms continue to grow, become more concentrated in certain regions, and become more specialized in producing milk. However, small traditional dairy operations remain scattered around the country.

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  • Blayney, Donald P., 2004. "The Changing Landscape of U.S. Milk Production," Statistical Bulletin 262277, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uerssb:262277
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.262277
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    1. Manchester, Alden C. & Blayney, Donald P., 1997. "Structure of Dairy Markets: Past, Present, Future," Agricultural Economic Reports 33929, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Janssen, Larry & Taylor, Gary & Gerlach, Erik & Garcia, Alvaro, 2006. "Economic Impacts of Alternative Sized Dairy Farms in South Dakota," Staff Papers 060001, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    2. Flanders, Archie & Shepard, Tommie & McKissick, John C., 2007. "Public Policy Incentives for Large-Scale Dairies in Georgia," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 38(2), pages 1-7, July.
    3. Gerlach, Eric & Janssen, Larry & Taylor, Gary & Garcia, Alvaro, 2006. "Economic Impacts of Alternative Sized Dairies in South Dakota," Issue Briefs 2006476, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    4. Isik, Murat, 2004. "The Role Of Environmental Regulation On Concentrations Of U.S. Livestock Sectors," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20401, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    5. Marin Bozic & Brian W. Gould, 2009. "Has Price Responsiveness of U.S. Milk Supply Decreased?," Working Papers 0902, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb.

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