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By Jimmie Earls
Sun Staff Writer
Whoever said that there's no crying over spilled milk obviously wasn't a diary farmer. As prices for wholesale milk continue to fall, small dairy farmers are literally trying to squeeze out every drop they can in order to meet their profit margin.
Washington County Extension Agent Rick Greenwell said he has never seen it this bad. When he first started working for the extension agency, there were approximately 135 dairy farms in the county. That number dropped to 88 dairies in 1988. The number today is just a fraction of that.
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