Struggling Wisconsin Dairy Farmer: ‘Getting Bigger Is Not Always Better’ | NBC News Now

Struggling Wisconsin Dairy Farmer: ‘Getting Bigger Is Not Always Better’ | NBC News Now


9 thoughts to “Struggling Wisconsin Dairy Farmer: ‘Getting Bigger Is Not Always Better’ | NBC News Now”

  1. What will they do if floods wipe out ten huge milk farms and that is it.. at least with 2000 medium sized farms spread out you have a better chance of sustaining the people.

  2. I get sick of hearing these dairy farmers whining. Why don't they ever talk about how much money they receive from taxpayers to subsidize their business? Why don't they talk about all the health related illnesses that comes from dairy products that are also costing us billions of dollars. Why don't they show us what actually goes on inside a dairy farm and stop hiding it from the public? I don't have one bit of sympathy for this man or his family.

  3. Very misleading story … First, as they mentioned, the price of milk has been dropping over the years. This is because other farmers have been much more successful and therefore, able to cut prices and still be successful. If farmers weren't making money on the product, prices would be going up.
    Second, in the last 2-3 years, a lot of people have quit drinking cow's milk in favor of almond or cashew milk. NBC should interview them, they are making a ton of money on this new trend.
    The Secretary of Agriculture was right, businesses either learn to adapt, or fail…which has been the case for all of human history. Most businesses in America are booming right now and NBC is trying to create the impression that they aren't.

  4. She invested millions…..with falling prices……did she get the money from a bank…..or her own money….if a bank get his name….if her own….well she's doing ok…..must be like a hobby for her….. dairy us on the way out….. surprised that both have lasted this long….they have land …..turn to cash crops……oh maybe that's on the way out too…..if you intend to sell to the Chinese market……

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