Wisconsin lost record-breaking percent of dairy farms in 2018

Wisconsin lost 638 dairy farms in 2018, according to the latest data from the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. That’s a 7.25 percent decline in the number of registered dairy herds — the biggest drop since records started in 2004. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker, Evers on Wisconsin’s drinking water woes


Drinking water hasn’t been a huge issue in the race for governor, but it’s everything for the people in Kewaunee County — the poster child for water quality concerns in Wisconsin. Democratic challenger Tony Evers says a lack of local input and DNR scientists are to blame. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin farmers weigh in on NAFTA replacement

Some Wisconsin dairy farmers are celebrating the new trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico that could replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. No longer called NAFTA, the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, was announced Sunday night. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin to hit highest loss of dairy farms since 2013


Wisconsin is on pace for losing the most dairy farms this year since 2013. According to the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Wisconsin lost 47 dairy farms in August alone, and 429 since the start of the year. > FOX 11 Green Bay

For Wisconsin’s dairy farmers, tariffs could reshape the race for the Senate

Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year’s midterm elections. > NPR

Dairy group uses behind-the-scenes influence with Walker to shift regulation of large livestock farms

Agriculture interests are working behind the scenes with the administration of Gov. Scott Walker as he mounts a major change in the way large livestock farms are regulated in Wisconsin. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Already in trouble, Wisconsin dairy farmers now getting hammered by tariffs

The U.S. dairy industry is getting hammered in trade disputes with Mexico, China and Canada, putting Wisconsin farms already in trouble at even greater risk. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel