But for smaller dairy farmer like Neugebauer in South Dakota, such staying power may be beyond their means.
"I know one dairy farmer two weeks ago who was on the phone for over four hours trying to find a load of corn. He finally found some for $8.30 a bushel. He was 250-head dairy and he said he's done. His banker is going to shut him down because he can't afford to do that," Neugebauer said.
Desperate for forages and watching his soybeans wilt in his field, Neugebauer sounded resigned.
"We will probably be baling soybeans before too long here. There won't be anything there either," he said, adding that if he doesn't find cheaper feed and things don't improve soon his own future looked dim.
"I probably won't be milking next year," he said.