Dairy Farmers

Editorial: A stark visual to dairy’s reality

Editorial: A stark visual to dairy’s reality

The decline in the number of dairy farms in Vermont has been steady for the past 70 years, even as milk output increases and the economic contribution to the state remains significant. Perhaps because dairy remains an economic powerhouse in the farm sector, we Vermonters aren’t as concerned as we might be to the problems dairy farmers are facing today.

Wisconsin Milk Production Up From 2017

Wisconsin dairy cows produced more milk during the month of February than they did a year earlier. According to the USDA’s monthly milk production report, state output totaled 2.33 billion pounds last month, up 1.0 percent from February 2017, but less than January’s 2.54 billion pounds (which had more days on the calendar).