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18 January 2019 | USA

More family dairy farms fold: the reason why one local farm called it quits

Kara O’Connor, the governmental relations director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union, said in 2017 the state lost around 500 dairy farms and are on track to have lost over 600 in 2018.
“The big trend in agriculture is that farmers are increasingly squeezed between high prices for input and low prices for what they produce, so they are spending more and more to earn less and less,” she said.
Guy Thoman, the owner of Lone Pine Dairy in Monticello, said after owning his farm for more than 50 years, he and his family could not make ends meet.

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