A few days ago a friend of ours sent a couple steers to auction. These were between 700-900 pounds each. He got a lousy $0.55/pound. That barely covers what was put into them in feed. We sold one of ours by halves, and got $1.50/pound hanging weight. Each half averaged just over 350 pounds. Think about that the next time you go to the grocery/butcher and complain about the high cost of beef. None of the growers up here are making crap for a profit, but someone sure is. If you are looking to save money on meat, and have the option, go directly to someone who raises them and buy a quarter/half.
The dairy farmer lost almost 50% of their income. Have milk prices dropped by that much in the stores? I think not. Unfortunately it is not quite as easy to buy milk directly from the farmer. Unless you are lucky enough to know one, and haven't been scared away by all the dire consequences the FDA talks about. How the milk hasn't been pasteurized yet, and what all kinds of bacteria are in there before hand. Folks, back in our parents and grandparents day, they would grab a jug of milk straight from the bulk tanks, and it didn't hurt them any.
I'm not sure how the produce farmers are doing right now, only because I don't know any. But I would bet they are in the same boat as milk and beef. Someone out there is getting plenty rich, and it isn't the little guys.
Save a steer, eat a PETA member.