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In a firsthand account, Wisconsin dairyman Gordon Speirs describes the challenges that are making 2019 a difficult year for farming. 

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When milk markets are short of milk, there never seems to be an issue with finding a home for milk. But when milk markets are long, it’s another story.

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“Why do you want to start a dairy? It is a terrible time to do that.”

This was from my Farm Credit representative when I called this spring for a farm appraisal to get equity to build our dairy barn. I can’t lie; he did have a point – although perhaps being in the agricultural lending field, he could have couched it better. 

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Friend is a word that I don’t throw around
Though it’s used and abused, I still like the sound.
I save it for people who’ve done right by me
And I know I can count on if ever need be.

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A recent scientific study revealed that growing up on a farm in a clinically unclean environment will actually boost your immune system. What does that mean for me?

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World Dairy Expo (WDE) has always been one of my favorite weeks of the year. Sometimes, I think I’m even more excited about that first week in October than I am for my birthday (month) or Christmas.

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