Transportation and labor issues continue to disrupt the dairy supply chain. Over the past few years, dairy plants have intermittently had to scale back production due to a variety of labor issues, including an ongoing tight supply of workers, sick employees and those exposed to covid who had to quarantine at home, and limitations in the number of work visas due to Covid-19 restrictions. In addition, the freight industry has faced multiple problems, which has further disrupted dairy supply chains, according to Betty Berning, analyst with the Daily Dairy Report.

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