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Electricity plays a big role in milk production

Dairies are a fast-growing segment of the agriculture industry in Colorado. Like other industry segments, dairies use a lot of electricity to power the milk production and distribution process. Dairies must do everything they can to keep the cost of electricity low. When electricity rates rise, it hurts these dynamic and productive Colorado businesses.

Chris Craft owns and operates an average-sized dairy farm in northeastern Colorado and says that electricity is a significant portion of the operating costs for all dairy farms.