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'We are taking loans just to pay bills':

• By AP

Mark Berg, 26, posted an emotional six-minute-long video, viewed more than 300,000 times, voicing his frustration over the strain of running a dairy farm

The  young farmer, brushing back tears, talks about his father telling him that he has less than when he started the business 40 years ago

Highlighting the desperation that many of his peers in the dairy industry feel, Berg says he knows of farmers who have died by suicide

Minnesota saw the median income at a dairy farm drop from about $43,000 last year to less than $15,000, with one out of 10 dairy farms ceasing operations 

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