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What Really Drives Farm Consolidations?

MFAI’s Policy Director Margaret Krome attended the town hall meeting held by USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue earlier this month at the World Dairy Expo in Madison. Among his comments, Perdue answered a question about the loss of small to medium-sized dairy farms in the state, prompting a national discussion about the farm crisis, farm consolidations, and farm size. Krome penned a response to his comments, first published October 14 in The Capital Times of Madison.

Read full response online Capital Times

Photo by Silos on Jewel Family Farm are silhouetted against the summer sky