Losing one dairy farm a day is not ‘normal’
Headlines from the past month reveal the disappointing truth about the state of Wisconsin’s dairy industry. “Dairy industry breathes a sigh of relief,” said one headline, celebrating a “return to normal” now that most of the farmers who were axed by Grassland Dairy Products have found new milk buyers.
And what does “normal” look like? Farm exits outpaced 10-year trend, read another headline from Hoard’s Dairyman, noting Wisconsin lost 400 farms in 2016…….