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The Hildebrandt family operates an 800-cow dairy farm on a nondescript rural road just on the Illinois side of the Wisconsin border, about 10 minutes east of Beloit.

The cows here will produce 50,000 pounds of milk each day, enough to fill a tanker truck, which brings the milk to a Dean Foods facility about 17 miles away. Within 48 hours, that milk will be processed and bottled and shipped to McDonald’s Corp. locations within a 150-mile radius.

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