Farm bankruptcies a sad reality

Wisconsin led the nation in the number of farm bankruptcies filed in 2018, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report, and a record number of dairy farms closed.

Wisconsin recorded 47 Chapter 12 family farm bankruptcies last year, while Nebraska came in second, with 31 bankruptcies.

In 2018 there were 498 Chapter 12 bankruptcies filed nationwide, three fewer than were filed in 2017.