Preface. Introduction: research agendas and foci of concern in dairy industry restructuring (H.K. Schwarzweller, A.P. Davidson). Requiem for the small dairy: agricultural change in northern New York (D. Harper). Milk and modernity: dairying in contemporary Ireland (H. Tovey). Dairy farming in the Wesermarsch region of Germany: a long history, difficult restructuring, uncertain future (G. Vonderach). Dairy restructuring and deregulation in Australia: a case study of Dungog, New South Wales (A.P. Davidson). Dynamics of dairy industry restructuring in Wisconsin (D. Jackson-Smith, B. Barham). California diary production: unique policies and natural advantages (L.J. Butler and C.A. Wolf). Dairy farming in Australia: a decade of change, 1983/84-1994/95 (E. Berrevoets). Milk quality and globalization: metaphors of modernity in Michoacan, Mexico (J.H. McDonald). Issues of quality in Dutch dairying (J. Frouws, J. Douwe Van der Ploeg). Competing explanations of successful dairy farming in Texas (W.A. McIntosh, A. Luedke). Labor inputs and operational efficiencies on mid-Michigan dairy farms (H.K. Schwarzweller). Kentucky dairy farms and tobacco production (L. Garkovich et al.). Community engagement and dairy farm performance: a study of farm operators in upstate New York (T.A. Lyson et al.). Remodeling a dairy producer cooperative (J. Nilsson, M. Barnheim). Distribution of dairy production rights through quotas: the Norwegian case (A.M. Jervell, S.O. Borgen). Reorganization of milk marketing arrangements in the United Kingdom, 1994-2000 (J. Banks).