On a beautiful sunny day recently in south Lancaster County, Pa., farmer Abner Stolztfus and seven of his eight children were inside, bottling yogurt in a room next to the barn. "The younger one is only 2 months old, so she's not working out here yet," he said, laughing. Stolztfus and his family own Cedar Dream dairy farm in the town of Peach Bottom in southeast Pennsylvania. He and his kids milk 50 cows twice a day — at 5 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon. His family has been farming for generations. "I learned milking cows before I started going to school," he said. But yogurt is a whole new business for him. Dairy farmers like Stolztfus have been struggling financially during the past few years. While new technologies have allowed farms to...
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Struggling Farmers Turn Excess Milk Into Cheese And Yogurt For The Hungry