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March 13, 2019

Which State Lost the Most Dairies in 2018?

 |  By: Anna-Lisa Laca

USDA reported 2,731 dairy farms went out of business in 2018. While 12 states reported that dairy farm numbers remained unchanged and another eight states had five farms or less go out of business, 40 of the 51 states in the U.S. lost at least 60 farms. Which states lost the most? Here’s the top 10 list nobody wants to be on.

 

#10. Iowa – In 2017, there were 1,200 licensed farms in the state. In 2018 there were 1,120, a difference of 80 farms.

 

#9. Vermont – In 2017, there were 820 licensed farms in the state. In 2018, there were 730 farms, a difference of 90 farms.

 

#8. Indiana – In 2017, there were 1,070 licensed farms in the state. In 2018, there were 965 farms, meaning 105 farms went out of business last year.

 

#7. Missouri – In 2017, there were 1,040 licensed farms in the state. In 2018, there were 920 farms, a difference of 120 farms.

 

#6. Ohio – In 2017, there were 2,380 licensed farms in the state. In 2018, there were 2,200 farms, 180 dairy farms went out of business last year.

 

See the Top 5 And A Map On The Next Page

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