Daisy the Cow came to the Capitol today to advocate for the state’s embattled dairy industry. As stunts go, that’s a pretty good one!
But unfortunately, it led to this line from Richard Blumenthal:
“Clearly what you can see today is dairy farmers are getting churned, Connecticut consumers are getting creamed and we need to stop that trend in the state of Connecticut.”
Talk about your cow patties.
The dairy industry in the state is in deep trouble, however. 12 farms have closed over the past year due to high costs–leaving only 157 remaining. The problem, according to a release sent out ahead of Daisy’s visit, is historically low mandated federal prices on milk, which means that farmers are losing about $1 for every gallon of milk produced. The farmers are looking for assistance from the state to save their industry.