Dairy Task Force 2.0: Group lays out a path to a stronger Wisconsin dairy industry

An increased focus on exports, funds to repair rural roads and even a mobile app for farmers are among the suggestions made by a group tasked with finding ways to bolster Wisconsin`s embattled dairy industry.

The group, known as the Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0, approved a final report that lays out 51 recommendations to help a state dairy industry that has stumbled in recent years amidst an extended downturn in the price of milk.

The task force was created in June 2018 as a joint effort between the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the University of Wisconsin System.

The task force`s 51-page report outlines how the price of milk has become increasingly volatile over the last few decades, making it difficult for dairy farmers to pay their bills and plan for their farm`s future...


Ken Notes: The real problem is we lost 700 farms last year yet are milking more cows. How you ask... CAFOS we no longer have farms we have factories. We will regret this in the future but since no one wants to talk about it we will learn this lesson the hard way...

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