WI Dairy Farmers Hoping 2020 is a Better Year

Wisconsin dairy farmers know
that 2020 has to be a better year than the one still visible in the rear-view
mirror. The state lost 773 dairy herds in 2019, an increase of more than 100
from the year before that. Farmers are hoping the U-S-Mexico-Canada Trade
Agreement helps and they are pinning some hopes on the president’s promise to
sign phase one of a trade deal with China January 15th. The numbers show
that small farms are disappearing.  In 1930, there were 11-billion pounds
of milk production from 150-thousand farms. The most recent measurement
finds current production at 30-billion pounds of milk from just eight-thousand