Newsmakers: June Dairy Month and the Future of Wisconsin's Dairy Industry
On May 31, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Wisconsin Farmers Union representatives Sarah Lloyd and Tina Hinchley to share their outlook on the dairy industry and potential policy solutions. June is Dairy Month and Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland, ranks 2nd in the nation for milk production and first for cheese. The dairy industry is the backbone to our state’s economy providing $45.6 Billion in economic activity. Yet, the industry is changing rapidly: the number of small family farms continues to decline, farmers are struggling with inflation, a volatile milk market and a labor shortage as well as rising suicide rates.