In a PBS NewsHour story that aired Sunday, weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasa visited dairy farms in Clark County, Wisconsin, to tell the story of dairy farmers’ fight for survival in their struggling industry. He began the piece noting that 2,700 dairy farms went out of business last year and that one-third of those farms were in Wisconsin. The location was chosen in part because in Clark County dairy cows outnumber people nearly 2 to 1.
Watch the segment to the end to discover how this trend not only hits the farmers and the local economy — it even hurts the high school football teams.
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