For years, Europe controlled the amount of milk produced by member states though a quota system.
That scheme is now expiring, and it could spell hard times ahead for Europe's farmers, as industrial dairies flood the market wtih cheap milk.
As the exceptionally dry summer slowly recedes, the extent of harvest losses for German farmers has become fully apparent. The federal government has agreed to step in with financial assistance.
The Trump administration has offered to provide billions of dollars in emergency relief to American farmers affected by tariffs and trade tensions. But many farmers and lawmakers seem to disagree with Trump's approach.
While European cattle often spend their lives in sheds, things are very different in South Africa. Small herds roam huge pastures and farmers milk them by hand. And then there are rustlers, lethal insects and predators to contend with.
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