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WISCONSIN STATE FARMER: Stephenson offers dairy producers strategies to improve profitability in high-risk markets

December 26, 2018

People within and outside of agriculture are quick to blame current global trade disputes for the problems facing dairy producers. Dr. Mark Stephenson, director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Center for Dairy Profitability, says the problems are more complex, and have been developing over several years.


“We’re headed into our fifth year of relatively low milk prices, and that has caused a tremendous amount of strain in the industry,” Stephenson said, as he began his presentation to dairy producers and others in the dairy industry during Alltech’s Wisconsin Dairy School, Dec. 12.

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