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US Farm Closes Because Nobody Wants To Buy It Amid Dairy Industry Decline

by | April 8, 2020

One Bay Area dairy farm is set to close its doors amid parent-company bankruptcy and a “lack of interested buyers,” according to recent reports.

Berkeley Farms, a subsidiary of Dean Foods which has been in operation for more than 100 years, is set to cease operations by the end of the month. 

“Our intention was to sell the Berkeley Farms facility as an ongoing business, meaning operations would have continued; unfortunately, the lack of interested buyers has made the decision necessary,” reads a statement sent to The Mercury News.

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The closure is part of a larger trend of industry decline (Corepics VOF/Shutterstock.com)

Dean Foods — A Dairy Industry Bankruptcy

Dean Foods filed for bankruptcy in November of last year after reporting a net loss in seven of eight quarters.

The announcement came during a larger trend of dropping dairy sales, while the dairy alternative market continues to skyrocket.

The industry has also reported taking a hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and has pled with the USDA for relief during the crisis.


One Response to “US Farm Closes Because Nobody Wants To Buy It Amid Dairy Industry Decline”

  1. Jim
    April 10th, 2020 @ 6:03 am

    It’s a dairy processing plant, not a farm.

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