The Chobani Paradox
running out of milk. Though he's located in bucolic upstate New York, the local diary farmers are so burdened by property taxes, regulations, and their co-op marketing system that they see no reason to increase production. As a result, Chobani is opening a new plant in--are you ready?--Idaho. Yes, land is cheaper in Idado, taxes are lower, and the dairy farms are newer and not tied into co-op contracts, so they can expand to meet demand.
So the East Coast has outsourced its yogurt. Sounds like a parable for the United States today. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford