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‘It crushes me’: Dairy farmers struggle to survive Trump’s trade wars and declining milk demand

‘It crushes me’: Dairy farmers struggle to survive Trump’s trade wars and declining milk demand

Finance
Nathan Chittenden carries a newborn calf at Dutch Hollow Farm in Schodack Landing, New York. "The last five years have been extremely rough for us dairy farmers," he told CNBC.Emma Newburger / CNBCSCHODACK, N.Y. — Nathan Chittenden carefully slung a newborn calf over his shoulders and marched her over to his dairy barn to join a dozen other babies."Sometimes I feel like a school principal trying to remember everyone's names," Chittenden, 41, said of his dairy cows.Chittenden's herd is in good health, but the dairy farm his family runs here in Rensselaer County, about two hours north of New York City, is under immense pressure.Milk makers in the United States are disappearing as consolidation in the industry and changing consumer tastes have made it tougher for small farms to survive. In No...
No. 13 Ohio State crushes No. 12 Michigan State

No. 13 Ohio State crushes No. 12 Michigan State

Sports
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 13 Ohio State rebounded in emphatic fashion from a stunning loss a week earlier, rolling to a 48-3 victory over No. 12 Michigan State on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes raced to a 35-0 lead midway through the second quarter. After the Buckeyes were humiliated in a 55-24 pounding at Iowa the previous Saturday, they did the same to the Spartans and moved into the driver's seat for the Big Ten East Division title and a berth in the Big Ten Championship Game next month. Mike Weber broke long runs of 47 yards and 82 yards for touchdowns, and J.T. Barrett ran for a touchdown and threw for one in a dominant opening half that ended with the Buckeyes (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) up 35-3. Ohio State continued to pile on points in the second half. Barrett threw a 48-yard touchdown ...