Saturday, March 5, 2011

Constant Struggle for Price

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Above is part of an article from the NY Times printed in 1882:

There are now less than fifty dairy farms left in Orange County, NY. The Hudson Vally region lost 48% of its dairy farms between 2002 - 2007.

Another article which appeared in 1884 said the standard for milk from farms was 8% butter fat.

New York City was the first city in the country to mandate 1% or less milk in schools. I will guess obesity was not a problem among school children in the 1880s.

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