00 pounds of milk in Wisconsin was 24 cents in 2018, 40 percent increase from 2017.
Agricultural economist Corey Freije tells Wisconsin Public Radio that milk hauling charges usually increase by 1 or 2 cents every year. Freije says last year's unusual jump is partly due to spike in diesel fuel costs, but it's also an indication that dairy farmers have lost their market power.
He says the oversupply or milk means dairy processors don't have to subsidize hauling costs to attract farmers
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