MADISON — A
report from the federal Agriculture Department shows that
Wisconsin lost almost 400 dairy farms in the last year, though one
official says the news isn't all that bad.
Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2dCxe6K
) that about 94,000 dairy herds were active in the state as of
Oct. 1 — 4 percent less than in 2015.
Business Association President Gordon Speirs says the number of
lost farms this year is low compared to previous years, when
annual losses reached as high as 1,000. He says that's "a
real victory for our industry" given low milk prices in the
past year and a half.