Friday, August 9, 2019

Keeping tabs on Wisconsin dairy farmers who are 'over the hump'

'I can't raise a family off of milking cows anymore': Award-winning dairy farm forced to sell off herd.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/8/2019)
Plus dairy farming is a round-the-clock job. Since cows don't take a vacation, farmers rarely do either. If they want or need to travel, they hire people to look after their milking operations or rely on family and friends to do it for a few days. After 12 years of that, while also battling market headwinds that drain his bank account, Kuhl has finally had enough.
Curiously, reporter Meg Jones makes no mention of this Wisconsin dairy industry fact of life.

Wisconsin dairy farms: A portrait of loss.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/31/2019)

Reported in President Trump in Milwaukee says farmers are 'over the hump' as dairy farms continue to close in Wisconsin.  ( Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/12/2019)

Wisconsin has lost 449 farms so far this year, a number on pace to set a record. 

Wisconsin has lost one-quarter of its 10,000 dairy farms since 2014.

Related posts:
Wisconsin dairy industry: More milk, fewer farms.  (5/29/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Big dairy operations urge GOP to remember where their money comes from.  (5/28/2019)
The destructive legacy of Governor Scott "We're # 1" Walker: the 30 billion pound milkman.  (4/27/2019)
Wisconsin led the nation in dairy farm bankruptcies in 2018.  (2/24/2019)
UPDATE. Running for a third term, Scott Walker hangs dairy farmers out to dry when it comes to immigration.  (6/28/2018)

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