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A state waiver request would require Medicaid recipients in Wisconsin to receive drug screenings, as well as limit benefits in certain circumstances and set new fees. Citizen Action of Wisconsin executive director Robert Kraig, a Medicaid advocate, discusses these proposals.
Seventy-five dairy farmers in Wisconsin learned they would have to find a new processor to buy their milk due to a new tariff from Canada on certain dairy imports. Mark Stephenson with the UW-Madison Program on Dairy Markets and Policy discusses the market conditions dairy producers face.
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In 1979, Milly Zantow and friend Jenny Ehl cashed in their life insurance policies and bought a commercial plastics grinder for $5,000 to start E-Z Recycling.
The concept of farm to school — improving nutritional options and expanding educational opportunities for students through agriculture — has an inherently local character.
Political discontent in rural areas of the U.S. is regularly cited as a major factor in Donald Trump’s victory and Congressional and statehouse gains by other Republican candidates in the 2016 elections.
Each year, about 40 percent of food supplies in the U.S. are uneaten, wasting at least 160 billion pounds. One source of food waste results from consumers or retailers throwing away wholesome, healthy food because of confusion about the meaning of dates displayed on the label.
An ongoing rash of illegal harvesting in northern stretches of Minnesota and Wisconsin is helping hasten the decline of the region's paper birch trees.
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As a result of shifting Canadian trade policies, a dairy processor canceled its contacts with 75 Wisconsin dairy farmers. Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection secretary Ben Brancel discusses the dispute and what officials are doing about it.
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A new import policy in Canada has led a Wisconsin dairy processor to drop dozens of farmers in the state. As a result, these farmers are scrambling to find a new customer for their milk.
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Thieves are illegally-harvesting birch trees in Washburn County and elsewhere around Wisconsin to sell for use as home decor. Washburn County forest administrator Mike Peterson discusses the effect of this theft on county land and the ecology of birch trees in the region.