“The very first rule of sustainability is, the farmers are sustainable,” said Harden, a former Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “There’s no one-size-fits-all, there’s no plan that fits all. And every farmer is going to make that business decision. I do believe over time we’re going to develop new markets, high-value markets.”
Harden also discussed how DMI has responded to the coronavirus crisis and how immediate needs are being balanced with the long-term interests of dairy. To listen to the full discussion, click here. You can also find this and other NMPFs podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and Google Play. Broadcast outlets may use the MP3 file. Please attribute information to NMPF.