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MILK | AS WISCONSIN CONTINUES TO LOSE DAIRY FARMS, A NATIONAL DAIRY GROUP HOPES TO MAKE MILK MORE PR


Wisconsin has seen a steady decline in dairy farms over the last decade. In 2003, the state was home to more than 16,000 dairy farms, but a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that number is now less than 6,000.


One of the reasons farmers are exiting the industry is because it’s become harder to make a profit from milk. A national trade association of dairy cooperatives hopes to change that by updating the system for pricing and selling milk across the county.


The National Milk Producers Federation has proposed five changes to the federal milk marketing order system. In a letter to the head of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the group asked for a federal hearing to consider their proposal and begin the process for making changes to the system.


May 31, 2023

Published by: Damián Morais

edairynews.com

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