Series: The Dairy State Economy

At least one Wisconsinite drives to Nebraska and back to buy Ireland's most famous non-alcoholic export: grass-fed Kerrygold butter. Fans can't buy this product in Wisconsin because a state law enacted in the 1970s.More
Over the past several years, a pair of trends have been putting pressure on the dairy industry in the United States.More
As markets for artisan and specialty cheese grow, a new national survey found many cheesemakers have a hard time staying in operation.More
To create the concept of "milk" as people know it today, the U.S. dairy industry exerted considerable energy — spending a lot of money to develop new technologies and build political clout.More
Wisconsin dairy producers saw an increase in milk prices in December, reaching the highest price in the last two years.More
High prices are a signal from customers indicating that they demand more product. In 2014, dairy farmers in Wisconsin and the rest of the U.S. received the highest prices for milk on record, signaling a demand that the world wanted more dairy products.More
Most Wisconsinites – and Americans – have a special place in their hearts and kitchens for dairy milk. But the last few years have seen a growth in popularity of milk alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk and rice milk.More
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the purchase plan after a roundtable discussion with Wisconsin farmers. The cheese will go to food banks and nutrition assistance programs.More
Dairy economists have an optimistic outlook for milk prices despite continued increases in production.More
Wisconsin lost almost 400 dairy farms in the last year, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.More