Wisconsin’s ag secretary remains optimistic for farmers
Wisconsin’s ag secretary says it’s been a tough five years for agriculture.
Randy Romanski says, “We’ve seen extreme weather events, low prices, trade disruptions, workforce challenges, and of course the global pandemic.”
Romanski says there is a reason for optimism despite the supply chain problems and other obstacles farmers face. “Working together, agriculture continues to push forward. Prices farmers receive have improved, farmers are paying down debt, and according to yesterday’s (University of Wisconsin) Ag Outlook Forum, farm income starts the year on solid financial footing, and you farmers have brought in great yields, in some cases record yields of many of our state’s top crops.”
Romanski spoke to farmers during Wednesday’s Ag Day at the Capitol in Madison.