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Plan would create Dairy Innovation Hub on UW campuses


PLATTEVILLE (WKOW) — A group of state lawmakers is working to help Wisconsin’s struggling dairy industry, by focusing on our research universities.

Agriculture is an $88 billion industry. Half of that comes from dairy farms. But in the past 15 years, Wisconsin has lost half its dairy herds. The state has 750 fewer this year than at the same time last year.

“The problem is, for the last five years, our farmers haven’t been able to pay their bills,” said state Rep. Travis Tranel.

Tranel, who is a dairy farmer himself, has been working to find solutions, helping…



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