Wisconsin lost 10% of its dairy farmers in 2019, marking its biggest decline ever as Trump`s trade wars raged
  • Wisconsin shed 10% of its dairy farmers last year, according to data from the state`s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.

  • It marked the biggest drop in a single year, and underscored the negative impact of Trump`s trade war in a state critical to his re-election bid.

  • Last year, China slashed its purchases of American dairy products by 50%, helping to throw scores of farmers out of business.

  • The business environment has particularly worsened for small farmers.

Wisconsin shed 10% of its dairy farmers last year, data from the state`s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection shows.

It marked the biggest one-year drop on record, and underscored the negative impact of Trump`s trade war on a swing state critical to his re-election bid...
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Ken Notes: I do not agree with the political assertions here because I know the primary cause is the rise in CAFO`s in the State. China did drop it`s purchases but the real problem was caused by domestic milk prices. The China market will return because the country can not produce enough protein for it`s 1.4 billion people.



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