dairy

Record dairy prices help farmers make it through down years

Dairy farmers use profits from good years to improve efficiency

When dairy prices hit a record high this year Lloyd Holterman, a dairy farmer for 33 years, didn't get too excited. He's been in the business long enough to know that what goes up must come down.

County partners with farmers to manage manure

Farmers who agree must avoid spreading manure in winter

Dane County continues to make a push to clean up the lakes, announcing a partnership with area farmers to reduce phosphorus spread in area lakes.

Raw milk debate reignited in Legislature

Raw milk debate reignited in Legislature with bipartisan bill to legalize sales

Proponents of legalizing the sales of raw milk in Wisconsin are trying to convince the Legislature to loosen restrictions in "America's Dairyland."

Raw milk debate reignited in Legislature

Raw milk debate reignited in Legislature with bipartisan bill to legalize sales

Proponents of legalizing the sales of raw milk in Wisconsin are trying to convince the Legislature to loosen restrictions in "America's Dairyland."

Raw milk debate reignited in Legislature

Raw milk debate reignited in Legislature with bipartisan bill to legalize sales

Proponents of legalizing the sales of raw milk in Wisconsin are trying to convince the Legislature to loosen restrictions in "America's Dairyland."

Raw milk debate reignited in Legislature

Raw milk debate reignited in Legislature with bipartisan bill to legalize sales

Proponents of legalizing the sales of raw milk in Wisconsin are trying to convince the Legislature to loosen restrictions in "America's Dairyland."

Lack of farm bill frustrates dairy farmers

Without action from Congress, U.S. will revert to 1949 programs

Wisconsin dairy farmers say they are frustrated by Congress' failure to pass a farm bill and concerned about what happens now.

Dairy farmers disagree on sales of raw milk

Advocates say raw milk tastes better and has more nutrients

When it comes to the sale of raw milk, even dairy farmers who drink their own raw product disagree over whether they and their peers should be allowed to sell it.

Farmers worry about dairy prices as deadline nears

Farmers say without changes, milk could cost $6 a gallon

While the White House and Congress struggle to avert the economic "fiscal cliff," dairy farmers are worried that the outcome of the effort could affect the farm bill and milk prices.