Dairy farms are struggling to survive in a global economy with an increasingly complex supply chain, and with the threat of climate change becoming increasingly apparent, many farmers are taking matters into their own hands.
While the dairy industry is still reeling from the loss of hundreds of jobs in 2016, dairy farmers are not only taking their concerns into their communities, they are taking the opportunity to create jobs themselves, according to Dairy Queen locations in California, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.
The news comes just days after the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that the dairy supply chain has contracted for the first time in 20 years.
A growing number of U.s. dairy farmers have been seeking to take advantage of the low prices that are on the horizon.
While dairy prices are expected to stay relatively low for the foreseeable future, they have become a major factor in keeping workers out of work and pushing the U