Tony Huppert and his family own TEAM Oil Travel Center in Spring Valley. As Gov. Scott Walker and key Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature are split over transportation funding, rural areas find themselves in a difficult position when it comes to maintaining and repairing roads.
Wisconsin growers produced between 5.85 and 5.9 million barrels of cranberries in 2016, according the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. That harvest would come close to a record they set in 2013.
Every single refugee among multitudes around the world has their own individual story, their own experience of fleeing danger and seeking a better life elsewhere. One family that escaped Syria and moved to Wisconsin offers an example of the personal scope of this vast crisis.
Wisconsin's local food movement is strong, but those involved recognize there's a lot to learn from each other and neighboring states with better defined programs that are more profitable for small farmers.