Changing trends in the dairy industry mean that smaller dairies on the East Coast are having a more difficult time competing with unsustainable megadairies in the Western United States.
Unsustainable dairy in the United States
This video paints a picture of what the dairy industry of today looks like to people from Chenango County, New York. This area used to be one of the major hubs of dairy production in the United States but the largest figures in the industry have sinced moved elsewhere. I wanted to better understand why dairy farms have largely moved to the west coast. What do the experts think of this shift from east to west? Is the United States dairy industry sustainable in it’s current form?