By David Meyer
The federal Agriculture Department released a report saying that nearly 400 dairy farms across the state closed this year. While this seems like a high amount of farms to be closed in the Dairy State, it is an improvement from the 1,000 that have closed annually in the past. Holstein Association CEO John Meyer views Wisconsin through a national lens and maintains that the area has a strong future despite these trends.
Milk prices have dipped everywhere, but the Wisconsin market is “As strong, or stronger than most places,” according to Meyer.