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West and China and whether it's cheaper for some American farmers to ship their expensive product overseas then just up the wrote.
Correspondent Casey Stegall reports from Southern California.
For dairy farmer Darrel -- feed is the most important part of his budget we need to give them extremely higher ration -- the food and grain.
We expect a lot we basically treat him like an athlete.
It's also the most expensive and nowadays with -- prices at an all time high.
-- and other dairy farmers.
Are hurting I don't believe -- this current time -- making anything.
-- prices have nearly doubled in the past two years surging 62%.
According to the USDA.
Drought has led to a limited supply and there's a higher demand.
From China -- most of that has to do with increasing population and increasing demand for higher quality goods from.
And -- outside his dairy market has tripled in the last decade.
But that's not the only reason why exporters see this as a golden opportunity this.
Partly driven by the imbalance of trade where they show where we have lots of empty containers going back to the Asian ports.
This makes it very cost effective to ship -- to to -- So cost effective in fact.
It's cheaper to send a -- of -- to China about thirty bucks compared to the more than fifty it takes to drive it.
To dairy and livestock farmers just a few hours away it's good for farmers is not very good for Arab people were buying hey that's one reason why milk prices are up for us and only expected to continue to rise.
In Los Angeles Casey Stegall.
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