The New York Times reports that the rising cost of organic cattle feed and increasing demand for organic dairy products has led to a nationwide shortage, particularly on the East Coast.
The price of organic grain and hay has increased dramatically, while the amount organic farmers are paid for their milk has not. As a result, farmers have had to feed their cows less, which decreases milk production. At the same time, demand for organic dairy products is on the rise, and suppliers are having a hard time keeping up.
Industry executives predict the cost of organic milk will increase up to 10 percent over the next several weeks.
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Have you noticed a shortage of organic dairy products in your area?