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The High-Tech Cow

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The High-Tech Cow

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The High-Tech Cow

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On today's show, we visit Fulper Farms, a family-run dairy in New Jersey. It's a bucolic setting — white farmhouse, rolling hills, etc. But behind that peaceful image lies all the roiling tension, rising inequality and economic volatility of the 21st-century economy.

We meet Claudia, the prized, high-tech cow. We meet Claudia's neighbor, Cow #6. And we learn why even a barn full of Claudias wouldn't be enough to keep a family-run dairy afloat.

For More: Meet Claudia, The High-Tech Cow

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