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U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets

Despite high demand, thousands of gallons of milk is going to waste. Image: REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid

P.J. Huffstutter

Agriculture Reporter , Reuters

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Ryan Eble and his father Chris talk in their milk house while fresh milk gushes down a drain at the Eble family's Golden E Dairy farm near West Bend, Wisconsin, U.S., April 1, 2020. Picture taken April 1, 2020. Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY via REUTERS - RC2XWF9Z8UH9
Thousands of gallons of milk has had to be thrown away. Image: VIA REUTERS
Chris Eble at work on his family's Golden E Dairy farm near West Bend, Wisconsin, U.S., April 1, 2020. Picture taken April 1, 2020. Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY via REUTERS - RC2XWF98WXLY
The situation has been highly emotional for the diary farmer involved. Image: VIA REUTERS
The milking parlor at the Eble family's Golden E Dairy farm near West Bend, Wisconsin, U.S., April 1, 2020. Picture taken April 1, 2020. Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY via REUTERS - RC2XWF9FCU4W
It would take millions of dollars to install new equipment and change the production lines. Image: VIA REUTERS
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