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With the backdrop of COVID-19, dairy economists Mark Stephenson and Bob Cropp offered a sobering – if not dire – outlook for U.S. dairy farmers, urging them to consider voluntarily cow culling to control milk supplies and head off further price declines.

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As the full national, indeed global, scope of the coronavirus pandemic begins to come into focus, it is becoming clearer that we are experiencing a public health crisis unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes.

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On the surface, February 2020 milk production jumped more than 5% compared to the same month last year. However, with February 2020 containing an extra day due to “leap year,” the adjusted increase is closer to 2% on a daily basis.

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Editor's note: This article was updated on March 21 to include additional comments from Dairy Farmers of America.

An updated court docket outlines the bidding and sales procedures and timeline as Dean Foods continues its journey through bankruptcy. The order (docket number 1178) was signed by Judge David Jones at the conclusion of hearing, held March 19, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston, Texas.

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