Monday Open Line

As September’s National Honey Month ends tomorrow, Wisconsin — the land of milk — hosts the opening of the World Dairy Expo, running through Saturday. Cattle call is by noon, Central Time today, as all of the show animals must be on the expo grounds in Madison. Farmers, producers and others attending will see some of the best dairy cattle, learn about genetics, profit margins, and even cow comfort, while mingling with some thousands of dairy men and women from dozens of different countries. America’s dairy product manufacturing employs about 134,000 people in over 1,600 establishments. The annual value of all this milk, cheese, butter and more is over $91 billion. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at <>.