Wisconsin

The representatives said the Dairy Pricing and Policy Commission would be a broad coalition of dairy farmers, dairy processors, and other industry experts.  Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

Bipartisan legislation introduced for Wisconsin dairy

By Jim Cornall

Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) have introduced bipartisan legislation to establish a Dairy Pricing and Policy Commission to recommend solutions to the issues facing family farmers and help secure the future of Wisconsin dairy.

Construction is expected to be completed in February 2021. Pic: Ornua

Ornua makes $10m investment in Wisconsin cheese facility

By Jim Cornall

Ornua, Ireland’s largest dairy cooperative, has announced the expansion of its Ornua Ingredients North America division with a $10m investment to upgrade its Hilbert, Wisconsin, cheese ingredients operation.

Wisconsin lost nearly 1,500 dairies in two years, despite the industry's significant contribution to the state's economy. Pic: Getty/Dcwcreations

More than 800 Wisconsin dairies closed in 2019

By Beth Newhart

Data from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture revealed that a record 10% of dairy farms in Wisconsin shuttered last year. It topped 2018’s loss of 7.25%.

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