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Series: Local Food Science
Distinctive Hybrid Grapes Shape The Wild Midwest Of Winemaking
Feb. 11, 2019 | 7 p.m.
In places where the common grape vine recoils from the cold, old and new hybrid varieties are supporting a growing commitment to viticulture in the Midwest.
Trade War Aggravates Wisconsin's Slumping Agriculture Economy
Jan. 28, 2019 | 2:40 p.m.
Wisconsin producers are seeing the effects of the trade wars.
Series: Tick-Borne Diseases In Wisconsin
Why The Invasive Longhorned Tick Has Potential To Reach Wisconsin
Mary Kate McCoy
Wisconsin Public Radio
Jan. 22, 2019 | 4:15 p.m.
An invasive tick species is swiftly making its way across the United States, the first to do so in about 50 years.
The Power of Computer Models To Inform Groundwater Disputes
Jan. 17, 2019 | 8 a.m.
In water-rich Wisconsin, the use of groundwater for municipal water systems and agricultural irrigation can lead to conflict.
The 12 Most-Read WisContext Stories Of 2018
Dec. 26, 2018 | 8 a.m.
WisContext 's in-depth looks at a variety of demographic, economic, environmental and policymaking issues in 2018 spanned the state.
Series: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Strengthens Foothold Across Wisconsin
Nov. 28, 2018 | 10 a.m.
As of late 2018, 27 counties across Wisconsin have confirmed reports of the brown marmorated stink bug and a handful of others have suspected sightings.
Series: Growing Cranberries In Wisconsin
The Sweet And Tart Legacy Of Wisconsin's Cranberry Crop
Wisconsin People & Ideas
Nov. 14, 2018 | 9 a.m.
Around 250 farms in Wisconsin grow cranberries on 21,000 acres, mainly in the Central Sands region of the state.
Maple Syrup's Deep Roots In Wisconsin
Nov. 6, 2018 | 2:35 p.m.
Breakfast enthusiasts understand the importance of a quality maple syrup. But the real stuff often isn't in the big bottles that line grocery store shelves.
Fall Is More Than A Fallow Season For Gardens
Oct. 19, 2018 | 6 p.m.
Fall can be a turbulent time for gardeners, as an encroaching chill in the air begins to leach the life from the plants they've worked hard to nurture through the spring and summer.
Series: The Dairy State Economy
Series: Wisconsin's Diverse Waves Of Immigration
Non-Profit Looks To Build Connections Between Midwestern Dairy Farms And Immigrant Workers
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Oct. 16, 2018 | 3 p.m.
Roberto Tecpile often puts in 70 hours a week at the Rosenholm dairy farm in Cochrane — a village in Buffalo County where winter days are short and can be bitterly cold.
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