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With farm bankruptcies on the rise, a look at the economics of dairy farming in Minnesota

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Farm bankruptcies are on the rise in the Upper Midwest, and the situation is particularly tough for dairy farmers. 

Increased dairy production, coupled with stagnating demand, have kept prices low. At the same time, trade scuffles have made it harder for farmers to reach new consumers overseas. 

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer checked in with University of Minnesota dairy economist Marin Bozic for the latest on dairy farming in the state.