UW-Madison 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- Farming experts are looking to the future to see what is in store for America's Dairyland.

The tractor harvester working on the field

This year's Wisconsin Agriculture Outlook Forum was held on Tuesday at UW-Madison.

One of the main concerns touched on is that Wisconsin is losing twice the number of farms compared to years prior.

Also, the price of milk has stayed low, which means some dairy farmers are forced to get extra financial resources.

"Frankly, we've been losing a lot of people that were farming and that's a tough change and people have been in this business for three or four generations are having to go do something else and those are tough things for people," said Paul Mitchell, farm income and outlook specialist.

The good news, according to specialists at the forum, the land value here in Wisconsin has not decreased. Specialists said that shows people still consider farming a good investment.