USDA Grant Helps Wyoming Farmers Study Costs, Benefits of Milk Processing Plant

Faced with having to ship their milk a far-too-costly 500 miles to be processed and bottled, the Cody, Wyoming-based George family is looking closely at the advantages and drawbacks of building and operating their own milk processing plant. With the help of a value-added producer grant from USDA, the family is evaluating local markets for demand, forecasting financial prospects, looking at quality control and plant design, as well as considering whether it would be more feasible for the farm to market its own milk products or contract with a major distributor, like a nationwide or regional grocery store chain.

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Read the full blog post on the Rural Community Building Blog: http://ruralcommunitybuilding.fb.org/2014/06/06/usda-grant-helps-wyoming-dairy-farmers-study-costs-benefits-of-a-milk-processing-plant/