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Things have been going well for Jason Raymond as he works to grow his dairy farm business. Recent declines in milk prices have delivered a jolt to Raymond and producers like him.

Dairy prospects curdle under economic stress

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Jason Raymond always loved farming. So when he started to research ideas for a future career, dairy farming seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Little did he know he'd be riding an economic roller coaster for more than a decade.

Raymond, who milks 100 head of dairy cows in rural New Richmond, is one of dozens of producers in St. Croix County who have experienced the ups and downs of the farming industry over the past few months.

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