BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Drought conditions in the western United States are having an impact in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Post reports that East Canaan farmer Ben Freund, for example, relies on feed and supplements shipped from across the U.S. for his cattle. He does not typically make enough of his own corn or hay to feed his cows.
With as much as one-third of the nation experiencing severe to extreme drought conditions availability of feed for the coming months will be scarce.
Making matters worse is that milk prices have dropped during the summer.
The National Farmers Organization says farmers received $20 to $21 per hundredweight for milk last year. As of last month, farmers were receiving $16.68.