U.S. Ag secretary questions whether small dairy farms can survive without growing

Photo by USDA.
Photo by USDA.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue warned it will be "very difficult" for family dairy farms to stay in business unless they scale up in size.
Speaking after a town hall event with dairy stakeholders Monday at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, President Trump's ag secretary told reporters he doesn't think small businesses should "have a guaranteed income or guaranteed profitability."
"In America, the big get bigger and the small go out," Perdue said.
Those comments vexed dairy farmer Jerry Volenec, who spoke with reporters in a news conference organized by the state Dem Party shortly after...

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