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Organic Milk Shortage Felt Nationwide

Organic milk is growing in popularity, but that may not be the reason why consumers are having a hard time getting their hands on a carton.

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Shelves nationwide are no longer looking this stocked with organic milk.

Demand for organic milk is growing, however supply is not.

The organic milk shortage has hit the Southeast coast the hardest, but consumers are feeling it nationwide.

So why is there not enough organic milk to go around? The answer lies in feed — organic grain and hay prices have risen drastically; however the price of milk hasn’t.

To make ends meet, organic farmers are feeding their cows less, resulting in less milk. The next step is a jump in the price of organic milk, already higher than the conventional kind.

Read More:

  • As Supply Dwindles, Organic Milk Gets Popular (New York Times)
  • Organic Milk Shortage, Expect Price Increase (Gather.com)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Bloomington, Indiana. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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