Half the battle in getting quality milk products to grocery store shelves is the fact the product must be shipped in a timely manner. Milk remains one of the only products that can’t be held. And so begins the debate on milk hauling regulations, which some dairy producers feel is an unfair burden that singles out dairy producers.
One Wisconsin dairy farmer, Matthew Holub, says he feels the solution isn’t putting more and more restrictions on the roads. He argues that it’s not the milk that’s too heavy for the roads but that the roads aren’t good enough for the milk. Infrastructure challenges remain a vital part of the discussion on milk hauling regulations.
The Wisconsin Milk Haulers Association is currently working with the state’s Governor to request an emergency declaration that milk haulers be exempt for the 2023 season. Now, only septic, public utility and propane trucks are exempt from spring-thaw road bans.
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