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Cow's milk consumption in the United States is declining

Updated Oct 19, 2021
The US dairy sector can be described as having a steady increase in milk production. At the same time, there is a decrease in the number of dairy farms, as well as an increase in the number of cows on dairy farms, according to Dairyglobal, citing reports from the US Department of Agriculture.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, in 2019 the main milk producers in the US were the states of California, Wisconsin, Idaho, New York and Texas, which in general produced more than 50% of milk. Dairy consumption in the United States has been growing faster than the population. However, there were large differences in the consumption of individual products. Thus, the total consumption of liquid milk per capita decreased due to competition from other beverages, mainly plant alternatives (almond, pea, soy, rice milk, cashew milk, etc.). According to the US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS), Americans have consumed less and less liquid cow's milk per capita since the mid-1940s. However, recently the rate of decline in its consumption has increased. ERS data show that between 1995 and 2009, the amount of cow's milk per capita in the United States declined by an average of 1% per year. From 2010 to 2017, the availability of cow's milk per capita ...
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