It's an ongoing struggle for farmers: Low milk prices.

"After three years of it, there's just very little cash flow and very little reserve to take care of expenses," said John Peck of Peck Homestead Farms in Carthage.

Since 2014, the cost of milk has dropped significantly, affecting farmers like Stanley Horning.

"There's some upgrades and improvements we would like to do that we just been putting off for a couple of years until hopefully the milk price comes up again," Horning said.

With over 25 years in the industry, Horning has been forced to cut down on farm production costs.

"We keep saying 'well hopefully next year when the milk prices get better, we'll replace them,' but it hasn't gotten better and the cows are still sleeping on worn-out cushions," says Horning.

Peck says the drop in milk prices has taken a toll on his business as well.

"There's not much left to cut and you're cutting bone. That's why a lot of farmers are walking away," says Peck.

Many farmers say they're looking into selling their own milk and cheese products, which can bring in more money.

"The milk that we sell by the jug we get a little bit better price for it than if we sell it to the cooperative," says Horning. 

But he admits that still won't make up for the financial loss. 

"The main problem is there's just way too much milk on the market and we somehow we need to bring that under control," Horning said.

And with the high Canadian milk tariffs recently making headlines, even catching the attention of the president, many are concerned about the future of dairy farming.