Wisconsin’s dairy industry might have gotten a little more good news. The Wisconsin all milk price went up compared to February – and up compared to last year!According to USDA and the National Ag Statistics Service, the average dairy farm in Wisconsin was paid $17.30 per hundredweight for their March milk, which is about $1.49 per gallon at the farm gate.22 of the 23 major dairy producing states witnessed an increase in their March milk price. Virginia was the only state that remained unchanged. Minnesota witnessed the largest bump up – gaining $1.10 per hundredweight over February.Wisconsin’s $17.30 came in about 20 cents below the “all milk” average – but was $1 higher than the February pay price, and $1.10 higher than what dairy farmers were paid for their March milk in 2018.
Getting up at 2 in the morning might shock some of her listeners, but for Pam Jahnke, it’s part of the business. Born in Northeastern Wisconsin, Pam Jahnke grew up in agriculture. Raised on her family’s 200-acre dairy farm, she learned the “farm work ethic” first hand.