9% of U.S. dairies closed in 2019
February 21, 2020 By Nicole Heslip Filed Under: Dairy, Michigan, Minnesota, News, Ohio, USDA, Wisconsin
Nearly nine percent of the nation’s dairy farms closed their
doors in 2019.
The USDA’s latest milk production report says there were slightly
more than 34,000 licensed dairy farms at the end of the year, down more than
3,200 from 2018.
Wisconsin lost the most dairy farms in the nation, down 780
or nine percent. Other large losses reported were in Pennsylvania (-470), New York
(- 310), Ohio (-260), Minnesota (-250), and Michigan (-190).
Seventeen states lost at least 10 percent of their licensed
The herd size last year dropped by 0.7 percent while overall
milk production increased 0.4 percent.
Your email address will not be published.
Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!