|Missouri Dairy Business Update|
|Volume 2, Number 7|
The Changing Landscape of U.S. Milk Production, ERS publication, June 2002
Available at: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/sb978/
The U.S. dairy industry underwent dramatic restructuring during the last 50 or so years. Key structural features of the dairy industry are the quantity of milk produced and the location, number, size, and organization of dairy farms. The questions of where, how much, and by whom milk is produced are important from both a national and a regional perspective. The structure of milk production defines the potential direction of the industry. Dairy farms continue to grow, become more concentrated in certain regions, and become more specialized in producing milk. However, small traditional dairy operations remain scattered around the country.
2001 Missouri Dairy Cattle & Facilities Insecticide Use Survey Results, May 2002
This National Agricultural Statistics Service report provides insecticide use information on dairy cattle and dairy facilities. All data refer to the on-farm use of chemical active ingredients contained in insecticides, which were applied during the 2001 calendar year.