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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Dairy Farm Meeting Milk Demand

Credit: ABC 25 News KXXV
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Dairy Farm Meeting Milk Demand
Dairy Farm Meeting Milk Demand

WHEN MILK SUPPLIESDURING THE PANDEMICWERE RUNNING LOW --A LOT OF ATTENTIONZEROED IN ON LOCALDAIRY FARMERS.25 NEWS REPORTERCALEB CHEVALIERTELLS IS TALKIN TOSOME OF THOSEFARMERS...TONIGHTTHE PANDEMIC ANDFEUABRRY'S WINTERSTORM PROVED TO BETOUGH OBSTACLES FORSOME AGRICULTUREINDUSTRIES, BUT NOTFOR ONE LOCAL DAIRYFARM.L3 - DAIRY FARM MEETSDEMAND DURINGPANDEMICROBERT JOHNSON, THEOWNER OF TRIPLE SDAIRY, SAYS WHILESOME GROCERYSTORES WERE HAVINGTROUBLE GETTING MILKFROM THEIRSUPPLIERS, THE FARMWAS HAVING THEOPPOSITE PROBLEM."ACTUALLY, WE SAW ANINCREASE IN OURSALES."THERE WAS A PERIODDURING THE PANDEMICLAST YEAR WHEREBIGGER MILKSUPPLIERS REWEUNABLE TO GET THEIRTRUCKS TO STORES.WITH THOSE SUPPLYCHAINS BEING BROKEN,SHELVES IN THE DAIRYSECTION WERE GOINGEMPTY.

PEOPLETURNED TO LOCALFARMS LIKE TRIPLE SDAIRY TO GET THEIRMILK.ROBERT JOHNS /ONOWNER OF TRIPLE SDAIRY"BECAUSE THERE WAS NOMILK ON THE SHELVES, WEACTUALLY SAW A LOT OFPEOPLE COMING OUT HEREFROM THE LOCALCOMMUNITIES THAT KNEWABOUT US THAT WOULDCOME OUT AND BUY OURRAW MILK."L3 - DAIRY FARM MEETSDEMAND DURINGPANDEMICDAIRY FROM TRIPLE SISN'T SOMETHING YOUCAN FIND AT YOURCORNER STORE.

THEFARM PRODUCES RAWMILK, MEANING IT ISUNPASTEURIZED MILKTHAT CAN ONLY BELEGALLY SOLD ON THERMFA.

JOHNSON SAYSTHE FARM WASDEFINITELY THE PLACETO BE DURING THEWINTER STORM."DURING THE STORM,FOR INSTANCE.

THATWAS A BIG TIME FORUS."JOHNSON'S DAIRY HERDCONSISTS OJUSTFSEVEN COWS.

THESMALLER OPERATIONCOULD'T KEEP UP WITHTHE CUSTOMERDEMAND."WE WOULDN'T EVENGET THE MILK IN THEFRIDGE.

WE WOULD BEABLE TO BOTTLE THEMILK, AND THEN THEREWERE CUSTORSMERIGHT THERE WAITINGIN LINE TO BUY IT FROMUS."TRIPLE S DAIRY WASN'THIT AS HARD BY THESTORM AS SOME CROPFARMERS, ALTHOUGHTHEY DID HAVEDIFFICULTY KEEPINGTHEIR MILK PUMPSFROM FREEZING.

WITHSUNNIER DAYS AHEAD,JOHNSON HOPES TOSOON PROVIDE THECOMMUNITY WITH EVENMORE GOO.

DS"WE ACTUALLY HOPE TOBE ABLE TO GET FROMJUST SELLING RAW MILKAND THE RAW MILKPRODUCTS, TO BE ABLETO INCREASE INTO,EXPANDING INTODIFFERENT AREAS SUCHAS FRUITS ANDVEGETABLES."FOR THE TIME BEING,TRIPLE S DAIRY WILLCONTINUE TO PROVIDETHE SAME QUALITY RAWMILK THAT PEOPLE HAVECOME TO EXPECT.OUTROJOHNSON'S STORY ISANOTHER EXAMPLE OFHOW LOCAL FARMERSHAVE STEPPED UP TOHELP THEIRCOMMUNITIES IN TIMESOF NEED.CC25NSOME EXP