Wisconsin's agricultural bounty is possible thanks in part to the state's voluminous supply of freshwater. At the same time, the use of this resource to grow crops and nourish livestock poses risks to the quality of these waters.
The city of Madison's water quality manager, Joe Grande, voluntarily tested for PFAS chemicals in public water wells that aren't regulated. Grande discusses what is known and remains unknown about these pollutants.
Wisconsin courts have suffered from a dearth of attorneys to hire when public defenders are unavailable. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Pat Roggensack says a budget measure increasing pay for these attorneys is "absolutely critical."
The Wisconsin Legislature voted to postpone a proposal to increase fees on concentrated animal feeding operations. Wisconsin Dairy Alliance president Cindy Leitner and Wisconsin's Green Fire executive director Fred Clark discuss the scope of the proposal.
The ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China continues to raise concerns among Wisconsin farmers. Wisconsin Farmers Union president Darin Von Ruden discusses how farmers navigate low commodity prices on top of this trade uncertainty.