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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wisconsin shed 10% of its dairy farmers last year, data from the state's Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection shows. It marked the biggest one-year drop on record, and underscored the negative impact of Trump's trade war on a swing state critical to his re-election bid.

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Everything the bloated orange schittstain touches dies.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-01-15 04:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Last year, China slashed its purchases of American dairy products by 50%.

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Justified as short-term pain for every American who still somehow owns his land and business,

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-15 07:59 AM | Reply

A point for correct use of decimate.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-15 11:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

While Trumps trade policy has accelerated the problem. Dairy farms have been in hard decline for decades.

I live in an area that 50 years ago had over 80 dairy farms, and is now down to 4. Consolidation around the processing is what's killing them. Trump has had little to do with it.

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-01-15 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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you're absolutely right. Economies of scale in farming have hit everywhere...but really hard with dairies.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-15 12:22 PM | Reply

+1 for proper use of the word decimate.

#6 | Posted by qcp at 2020-01-15 12:22 PM | Reply

Next do irony and myriad.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-15 12:32 PM | Reply

No prob. Those displaced farmers can all get jobs down at the Foxconn plant, right? they're hiring, right?

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2020-01-15 02:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"the bloated orange schittstain"

(Just thought that description was worth repeating.)

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-15 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Isn't this what climate extremists want? They certainly do in Vermont.

Making the Planet Fit for Food: Climate Protesters Attack Vermont's Dairy Farms

"The Vermont Governor's annual "State of the State" address was interrupted this year by a loud group of protesters, who refused to stop screaming bizarre slogans until the Vermont State House session was closed so they could be physically escorted from the building. Amidst their shouts of "I'm afraid I'm going to die!" and "Climate justice is migrant justice!," were repeated condemnations of Vermont's "dairy industry." This vague "industry" boogeyman is actually nonexistent in Vermont. The state's dairy farms have steadily declined, and even its largest operations are puny in contrast to the mega-dairies elsewhere.

www.americanthinker.com

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-15 02:31 PM | Reply

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The dishonesty of all politicians was to argue that any federal policies are going to prevent further consolidation of the dairy industry. Whether it happens all at once or drawn out over a couple of decades, the writing is on the wall. Time for small dairy farmers, and certainly their children, to think about different directions for the future.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-15 02:39 PM | Reply

Isn't this what climate extremists want? They certainly do in Vermont.

Who cares.

Add something useful or go back to your Perry Mason reruns.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-15 03:35 PM | Reply

Trump has had little to do with it.

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft

To me it sounded analogous to global warming.

Yeah, it's a natural cycle, but that doesn't mean our activities aren't mucking with and making it worse.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-15 03:36 PM | Reply

Billions in ag subsidies and Trump can't save small dairy farms.

In Switzerland there are subsidies to keep farms operating on mountain sides. It looks nice and the market won't bear it so the dirty socialists keep the swiss alps quaint.

Why tax regular people to speed the decline of family farms. End subsidies to big corporate farms.

#14 | Posted by bored at 2020-01-15 03:46 PM | Reply

+1 for proper use of the word decimate.

#6 | POSTED BY QCP AT 2020-01-15 12:22 PM | FLAG:

No. I understand that it would read: there were 80, and now there are 72.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-01-15 03:48 PM | Reply

Consolidation around the processing is what's killing them. Trump has had little to do with it.

#4 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT AT 2020-01-15 11:54 AM | FLAG:

What kind of logic is this? If processing kills them, then Trump's trade war did too. It's the same argument: Margins are too low.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-01-15 03:49 PM | Reply

Why tax regular people to speed the decline of family farms. End subsidies to big corporate farms.

#14 | POSTED BY BORED

But many Republican members of Congress will lose their sweet sweet farm subsidies on farms they don't actually do much with!

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-01-16 11:56 AM | Reply

Meh, more evidence that the Liberal media either doesn't know how math works or just ignores it so they can spread hate.

#18 | Posted by humtake at 2020-01-16 12:26 PM | Reply

"Milk ain't coming' back. Learn to code!" - Unkle Joe

#19 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-16 01:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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