Articles by Julie Grace

Craft beer fans seeking different flavors are accustomed to hitting the road to taste offerings from breweries both near and far from home.More
School-lunch programs have developed over the course of many decades, and their specific shape and intentions have not always been a matter of political consensus.More
Limited access to reliable, high-speed internet services is an issue facing rural Wisconsin that generates a lot of attention and calls for action, yet may seem to be moving at a crawl.More
As farms and other agricultural businesses around Wisconsin struggle to find and retain employees, many turn to seasonal worker programs to hire workers from outside the United States to fill empty positions.More
An increasing number of dairy farmers are adopting new sales practices, or are entirely shifting the focus of their business to keep themselves afloat and making money.More
For land-owning farmers facing tough economic circumstances, the decision to forgo another year’s crop or to liquidate their livestock is not an easy one.More
While the idea of rural economic development is an increasing mainstay of political rhetoric, its implementation is not as widely discussed.More
Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford and Grant — these seven counties running north-to-south along the Mississippi River comprise nearly half of Wisconsin's western border.More
Wisconsin's popular identity owes quite a bit to cows, their milk and culinary staples like cheese and ice cream.More
As consumer interest in knowing where their food comes from continues to rise, livestock farmers are juggling the most effective ways to raise their animals that also satisfies demand for specialty products.More