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There have been more than 400 cases of chronic wasting disease at Wisconsin deer farms and hunting ranches since it was first detected in the state almost two decades ago. But more than a quarter of those were reported since November 2018.
Christmas has come and gone for 2019, but an uninvited Grinch may still be lurking to steal the holiday spirit.
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The state is moving forward with its process to revisit some of the regulations that govern Wisconsin's livestock siting rules. With the smell of large-scale farms a source of debate, Iowa State University agriculture and biosystems engineering professor Jacek Kozel discusses the science of smell.
WisContext is focused on the long haul. Examining how Wisconsin's history shapes its contemporary issues and looking forward at how these trends may develop was a consistent element of our coverage in 2019.
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The first of three proposals to change eligibility for food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has been finalized by the Trump administration. Here's what the finalized rule means for Wisconsin.
It's been a big year for the lily leaf beetle in Wisconsin.
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Nearly 60 years after gray wolves were considered extinct in Wisconsin, the population has rebounded dramatically. But the conservation success story has turned into a nuisance for hunters, farmers and others whose animals are increasingly encountering wolves.
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The 2019 gun deer season marks the 18th since the discovery of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin's herd. Four hunters explain why they do and do not get their harvest tested for CWD. Meanwhile, researchers are using a depopulated deer farm to investigate how the disease is spread.
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The American Public Health Association is calling on federal, state and local governments to halt approval of large livestock farms until more is known about their impacts to public health.
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Lafayette County officials proposed a resolution threatening to prosecute journalists if they did not quote county news releases verbatim. Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council President Bill Lueders discusses freedom of the press and the Lafayette County Board's activities.