"Between 2011 and 2018, Wisconsin lost about one-third of our dairy farms, we lead the nation in farm bankruptcies, we've endured the consequences of unproductive tariffs and trade wars, and we've heard people who've said there's no place for small farms anymore, they ought to go big or bust. Well they are wrong, they don't know Wisconsin," Governor Tony Evers (D) said at his second State of the State Address. Gov. Evers announced a three-pronged plan to help Wisconsin dairy farmers. The plan includes calling a special session on legislation that invests in agriculture as a whole, working with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to establish the Office of Rural Prosperity, and creating a Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity that will travel across the state to develop a long term strategy. "Here's the bottom line, folks, we're losing more than two dairy farms a day, and for each day we delay, the challenges will get harder and harder."
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