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Rep. Kind unveils plan to help dairy farmers

Rep. Kind unveils plan to help dairy farmers

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A plan to help struggling dairy farmers is being introduced by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind. The Wisconsin Democrat unveiled his plan on Friday. 

Kind said with an average of three farm bankruptcies a day, there are steps the government can take to help.

He's calling for an end of the trade war, comprehensive immigration reform to bring in additional workers and making going organic easier. This plan also calls for boosting conservation and agriculture innovation, and support for people who are starting to farm. 

During the press event, Kind said the issues that farmers are facing have a ripple effect across the United States. 

"I think these are common sense solutions that will make a big difference in the lives of family farmers and hopefully stem this tide of bankruptcies. Which not only harms those individual families, but our communities at large," said U.S. Rep. Kind, (D) Wisconsin. 

Kind said he is working with the president's trade team to try to end the trade war, which will help farms sell to other world markets and get a better price.

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