Wednesday, May 23rd

Over the past month there has been a renewed conversation about removing America’s Dairyland from Wisconsin license plates.

This conversation was reintroduced by a suggestion from Kurt Bauer, the executive director of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and came on the heels of the $10 billion plan by Taiwanese electronics firm, Foxconn, to build a manufacturing facility near Racine.

In regards to due diligence, let’s take a look at what the dairy industry means for the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsinites have a proud heritage of generations of dairy farmers. Even most residents that live in urban areas of the state can look back on the not so distant past to find a family member that dairy farmed. The industry has evolved over the past few decades, but this doesn’t mean that Wisconsin has changed its local, national or even global impact on the dairy economy.