Seventy-five farms in Wisconsin are on the verge of going out of business as there happens to be a dairy crisis in the Diary State, they blame Canada for being the reason behind such saying that products supplied were rejected, saying they are not in need of milk.
A message delivered disclosed that Grassland Dairy Products in the north part of Wisconsin will not deliver products to Canada henceforth, this has put 75 dairy farms in Wisconsin risk of going out of business.
Tony Senn has been on a dairy farm for most of his life, after initiating his very own business in Fox Lake, ten years ago. He said; “We get up at 4 o’clock every day. At a very young age, I knew this is what I wanted to do. I like being outside. I like producing for people.”
His daughter, Brooke Kovalske was the first to get the bad news, she said the father had no idea of what was happening. It was through the letter the family realized the company who they supplied milk to decide to terminate the business deal.
Tony’s younger daughter Darrah Senn also mentioned; “It didn’t really set in until yesterday when I was milking and feeding calves and I was like, this may not be here next month because nobody is coming to pick up our milk. What are we going to do?”
Workers at seventy-five dairy farms in Wisconsin were informed that their last order will be the end of this month, this has an impact on about one million pounds of milk per day. Officials with Grassland Dairy Products stated that they blame Canada, saying; “After years of selling milk product in Canada, our Canadian partners notified us due to new Canadian dairy regulations, they would stop purchasing our dairy products immediately.”
Another main concern is that farmers are told that no other firms are buying, Tony said even companies in surrounding states are not willing to take any milk. He added; “I’m trying to stay positive for myself and for my family. Whatever happens, we’ll get by. Farmers are strong and resilient.” Caerrah said; “I thought I’d have more time to think about it, but I guess we’ll have to see what happens.”
The situation at hand has a huge ripple effect that affects even truck drivers who haul the milk, federal government and banks, it goes to show that not only the farmers are impacted by this decision. Farmers who have taken a loan and now put out of business won’t have the resources to pay back, thus, causing banks to be out millions.