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Wisconsin Farmers Unions will host its traditional spring meeting series with several gatherings planned around the state in April. Farmers are encouraged to attend the meetings, where a key focus will be on the current low dairy and grain prices and the impact on family farms.

WFU is carefully watching the low commodity prices and knows how hard they are hitting farmers across the state. A portion of each spring meeting will take a critical look at approaches farmers and WFU can take on the issue.

Dairy farmers are asked to bring their voices to the table for an informal discussion. Let us know how input prices, the Dairy Margin Protection Program, the Dairy Checkoff, your relationship with your co-op or milk handler, milk hauling costs, etc. are impacting the farm. The discussion will focus on dairy but is open to all farmers.

Meeting locations will include:

· Tuesday, April 12, Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington.

· Wednesday, April 13, Country Aire Banquet Hall, F1312 County Road P, Stratford.

· Thursday, April 14, Danzinger Vineyard, S2015 Grapeview Lane, Alma.

There is no cost to attend. Each meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes a free lunch. A pre-lunch program in Burlington by DMZ Aerial will share on-farm uses for drones. In Statford and Alma, attendees will hear an update on national farm issues.

Come learn more about WFU and the work the farm organization is doing on behalf of family farmers and rural communities.

Pre-registration is appreciated for meal count, but not required. Please RVSP to Deb Jakubek at 715-590-2130 or djakubek@wisconsinfarmersunion.com.

Wisconsin Farmers Union, a member-driven organization, is committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities, and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative endeavors, and civic engagement. For more information visit www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com.

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