America’s dairy foods industry is experiencing unprecedented change. We’re dealing with political and trade pressures, evolving consumer choice and increased competition in the food and beverage space, among other things. One of the most critical challenges is the severe decline in farm milk prices, along with a growing surplus of milk during the past four years. This ebb and flow is causing considerable anguish and uncertainty, and markets don’t do well with uncertainty.
Getting past the anguish and uncertainty and getting on with healthy growth requires industrywide cooperation, a laser-like focus and relentless advocacy on multiple fronts.