Wisconsin dairy farmers know that 2020 has to be a better year than the one still visible in the rear-view mirror.  The state lost 773 dairy herds in 2019, an increase of more than 100 from the year before that.  Farmers are hoping the U-S-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement helps and they are pinning some hopes on the president’s promise to sign phase one of a trade deal with China January 15th.  The numbers show that small farms are disappearing.  In 1930, there were 11-billion pounds of milk production from 150-thousand farms.  The most recent measurement finds current production at 30-billion pounds of milk from just eight-thousand farms.