Productor lechero de cuarta generación advierte problemas económicos, Las regulaciones del cambio climático podrían acabar con las granjas familiares.

We’ve been attacked in the dairy industry for a while now,” Stephanie Nash le dijo a Fox News. “En lugar de educar a la gente a través del agricultor, we’re educating them through people that have never farmed and we’re killing off our family farmers.

Rising costs, labor and supply shortages and little support – in addition to climate change and conservation regulations – are all major obstacles threatening the Nash family, which has been in the dairy farming business for 92 años.

Stephanie, 28, and her father, Steven Nash, moved their almost century-old dairy farm from California’s San Joaquin Valley to Tennessee in 2014 to escape the Golden State’s strict farming regulations and high cost of doing business.

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They regulate us on every step we make,” Stephanie recalled from their time in California. “We’re constantly looked at, constantly manipulated and told what to do, and farmers, especially my dad’s age and older, they don’t want to be told how to farm.

Water rights, milk prices, feed prices, regulations on climate change … we had to fight with Los Angeles and San Francisco on every issue,” ella añadió.

Her father agreed, saying the state tookan adversarial approachwhen it came to dealing with farmers.

They weren’t worried about farmers there,” Steven, 61, dijo a Fox News.

California is the largest agricultural state in the NOSOTROS., growing roughly 40% of the country’s vegetables, fruit and nuts, según EE. UU.. Departamento de Agricultura. It is also the biggest producer of dairy and wine. Prone to drought, the state has implemented a state law limiting farmers’ access to water.

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