As June Dairy Month gets underway, farmers in the state are reflecting on some tough times over the past couple of years. They’re also looking for a better future.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Bill Bruins says, even though milk prices have been depressed, surprisingly few dairy farmers have gone out of business. He says a likely reason for that is because of the strong resources in the state tied to milk production and the lifelong experience many producers have to rely on.
Bruins says the most vulnerable producers have been those that may have spread themselves too far with multi-million dollar expansions.
Milk prices did increase 50-percent from April to May. However, Bruins says they need to go higher.