The Manufacturing and Agriculture Tax Credit was passed in 2011 and will cost the Wisconsin $1.5 billion over its first seven years. Some are calling the credit's worth into question as the state Legislature considers how to pay for roads and schools.
The book Janesville: An American Story explores the effects of the GM plant's 2008 closure in the southern Wisconsin city. Author Amy Goldstein discusses the short- and long-term impacts of the community losing this employer.
A change in Canadian trade policy led a dairy processor to cancel its contracts with dozens of Wisconsin farmers. Wisconsin Farmers Union district director Chris Holman discuses the growing production of milk and what effect it has on small and large dairy farmers.
Wisconsin's dairy industry is dealing with a big shock after one processor, Grassland Dairy Products Inc., dropped its contracts to buy milk from dozens of farms, citing a new Canadian policy that favors that nation's domestic milk producers.
Spring has brought gut-wrenching uncertainty to scores of dairy farms around Wisconsin. On April 1 a Clark County-based processor dropped their contracts, leaving them without a place to sell their milk.