LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Wisconsin agriculture adds almost $105 billion dollars each year to our state’s economy.
The dairy industry contributes nearly half of that, $43.4 billion, which DATCP says comes out to more than $82,000 dollars a minute.
All that money boosts other industries like manufacturing, veterinary care, and even construction. But Wisconsin lost 10% of its dairy farms in 2019 and that economic driver could be in danger of coming to a screeching halt.
“If we have 10 farmers and we’re struggling to make payments to these people, and they (the farms) go out of business, that’s no more revenue for those businesses. How is that going to affect our community?” That’s a question Brad Sirianni is raising. He’s a farm business