Milk prices were at rock bottom just a few years ago, but State Agriculture Secretary Rod Nilsestuen says they've climbed back to record levels.
Nilsestuen says it's largely due to an increased demand for US milk. International markets are growing after sustained droughts in Australia, New Zealand, and other major dairy countries have reduced supplies around the globe. As a result, Wisconsin dairy exports have gone up by 131-percent in just the last year. Domestic demand is also up.
There's a possibility of trouble down the road though. Nilsestuen says farmers are being hit hard by the rising cost of fuel, which could reduce farm income.