April 19, 2017

DFA Exploring Ways to Help Wisconsin Producers

 |  By: Mike Opperman

In a statement released today, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) says they are working to find solutions for those producers affected by the Grassland decision. 

"We know that this is a very tough situation for those local farmers who have been displaced and are working to try and help them, if at all possible," the statement reads. "We are currently looking at our supply-and-demand balance in the area to see if there are opportunities where we can help some of the producers impacted by this situation, and will continue to offer assistance where we can."

Earlier this month nearly 75 producers were notified that Grassland Dairy Products would no longer accept their milk as of May 1 due to lost contracts with Canadian customers. Since then, Mullins Cheese, a cheese manufacturer in central Wisconsin, has picked up 8 of the affected producers, and others may have found solutions as well. A number of the affected producers are planning dispersals if solutions cannot be found.