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AgriLand: Disappearing dairies: Small family farms ‘squeezed out’ of US market

May 21, 2019

In November 2014 Eddie Gibson, a dairy farmer from Walton, Kentucky, became the first farmer in the state to install a robotic-milking system. 

But just five years later, Eddie tells AgriLand – during a farm visit organised as part of ONE19: The Alltech Ideas Conference – that his dairy ventures haven’t worked out quite as he had planned – from a financial standpoint at least.  

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