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How Undocumented Immigrants Became The Backbone Of Dairies — And How To Keep The Milk Flowing In America’s Dairyland

Immigration as a top line issue for dairy farmers would have been unthinkable just a generation ago when Wisconsin’s agricultural landscape was dominated by small and medium-sized dairy farms run by the families that owned them. Now, the nation’s No. 2 milk producing state is home to a growing number of large concentrated animal feeding operations.