Articles by Hope Kirwan

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Garden businesses around the state say they've seen an increase in seed sales as people look for activities for kids and to ensure food security as the new coronavirus keeps everyone at home.
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After campuses around Wisconsin shut down in response to the new coronavirus, many college instructors had to quickly transition their classes to an online format.
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To slow the spread of COVID-19, health care systems around the state are using telehealth for more visits. But leaders say barriers to audio or video visits still exist.
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Agricultural experts say local producers will likely see lower milk prices and impacts to their supply chains as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across Wisconsin.
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Manufacturing companies making products like canned foods and toilet paper are reporting increased demand as consumers stock up in response to the novel coronavirus.
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Some farmers in western Wisconsin have already been back in the fields in 2020. They’re working to harvest crops after wet weather in December delayed the 2019 harvest.
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After farmers faced major weather challenges in 2019, Wisconsin crop specialists say a lot is riding on 2020's crops.
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Water levels on Wisconsin's rivers and lakes are starting to rise due to snow melt. But officials from the state Department of Natural Resources warn groundwater levels in the state are already at or near record highs.
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As the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts a slight decline in farm income in 2020, Wisconsin agriculture experts continue to worry about the financial resilience of the state's farms.
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Wisconsin experts disagree on how the sale of the nation’s largest milk processing company will impact the dairy industry.