It's becoming increasingly popular to reminisce about how good things used to be. Today's dairy farmers are committed to produce safe, nutritious and affordable food products even with our changing agriculture.
Remember the '57 Chevy? What a classic. But have you driven one lately? No power steering, air conditioning, seat belts, air bags, emissions, and horrible gas mileage.
Comparing modern farming with the old days is like comparing the '57 Chevy with a 2013 model. Today's dairy farmers use technology never dreamt of. Can you think of any business that hasn't changed significantly in the last 50 years?
Wisconsin is close to the hearts of dairy farmers. Environmental protection and the adoption of new farming practices are essential. Wisconsin has laws that hold permitted dairies to a "zero discharge" standard. These laws are more stringent than those governing municipal treatment plants. Dairy farmers support that because they are concerned about protecting our land, air and water.
The milk and cheese produced in our state is very important for everyone. Kewaunee County feels strongly about keeping our industry growing for Wisconsin's future. You can rely on dairy farmers to always take their environmental responsibility seriously.