Agriculture

Continued overproduction hurts family dairy farms in Door County and beyond

By Connor Harbit

 

DOOR COUNTY, WI (Connor Harbit) — A Door County farmer says that the ongoing milk crisis will continue as long as farmers produce more than they can successfully market. Although increasingly better feed, genetics and management have allowed for greater production, there has not been enough demand from consumers to move milk products. Rich Olson, owner of the Olson Family Farm in southern Door County, says that a lot of commodities are suffering from low demand.

 

 

The year long battle with milk prices has been costly to several family farms throughout Wisconsin, with Olson stating that 648 family dairy farms have stopped production completely around the state since January 1st.

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