Even as Wisconsin dairy farmers leave the business, they are not leaving their land.
A new report says the price of farmland in the state is steady. The University of Wisconsin says farmland is selling for about 43-hundred dollars an acre, that’s up about eight-percent from five years ago. Researchers say even though dairy farmers are getting out of the dairy business, they are not getting out of farming altogether.
That is helping keep the supply of available land small, and the price higher.