South Carolina Farmer

Summer 2010

South Carolina Farm Bureau

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to one of the plants in Charleston, Spartanburg or Florence. “The prices fluctuate a lot,” she continues. “Because we’ve been in for just the last five years, we’ve seen probably more of the bottom end of the cycle than the top end. So we’ve seen high milk, but we’ve also seen low milk – so low you can barely make ends meet. You just learn to catch breaks when you can.” As for the future of dairies in South Carolina, Craig Kesler sums it up this way: “There’s a need for dairy farmers, but I’d say the potential for young farmers to go into the dairy business has got to change for the better. It’s got to be more profitable for a twenty-year-old to go out and get his name on a hundred acres of land, buy some cows and start milking. It’s a situation that is going to take more time to correct, but I believe it can happen.” William and Caci Nance enjoy watching son Wyatt, 2, help with the chores on their Will-C Nance Farm in York County. The Nances established their dairy farm just 15 days after their wedding five years ago.

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