DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- In response to the crippling drought conditions, Dane County is offering a new program that will help struggling dairy farmers feed their livestock while cleaning up area lakes.
"This could be the tipping point for some farms," Tina Hinchley, co-founder of Hinchley Dairy Farm, said. "If you can't feed the girls, they're going to have to go. So unfortunately that's a sad story."
Hinchley say this drought isn't just the farmers' pain, but the consumers' pain too.
"The corn that's growing in your backyard as you drive around Wisconsin, that corn affects you," Hinchley said. "It's not just cow food, it's people food, it's fuel, it's fiber. There's so many things that corn does that people are not aware of."