On today’s show, we hear about the shared issues of community-based fisherpeople and family farmers, including the 2018 farm bill, climate change, local impact on the environment, and international trade policies regulating labeling. Patty and our guests discuss both Alaskan and Great Lakes fishing in relation to farming and advocate for the economic empowerment of […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, who’s running in August’s Democratic primary to be Wisconsin’s governor. With plenty of listener questions, they discuss her history as a dairy farmer and as a researcher, and cover topics related to rural issues, the environment, a woman’s right to choose, urban issues, and more.
What are the effects of large factory farms in Wisconsin? What are some of their externalities on the surrounding environment and economy? Patty Peltekos speaks with two critics of concentrated animal feeding operations and factory farms, John Peck of Family Farm Defenders and Harry Pulliam of Sustain Rural Wisconsin Network. Attend a panel discussion featuring these […]
Have you ever driven by a farm field and seen a lone oak tree standing amongst a sea of corn? It’s quite a stunning sight. Keefe Keeley, executive director of the Savanna Institute, discusses agroforestry, the concept of integrating tree crops into agricultural landscapes, and their potential to mitigate climate change, restore wildlife habitat, and […]
Today, Patty Peltekos focuses on the Women, Food and Agriculture Network. WFAN is having its annual conference in Madison this week, from Thursday, November 2nd to Saturday, November 4th at the Sheraton Madison Hotel. The theme this year is “1997 – 2017: Rooted in History, Growing for the Future.” Patty speaks with Bridget Holcomb, Executive Director […]
The bill would make a handful of changes to what cooperative businesses can do. One of the more controversial: allowing directors who are not members to join the board. State Rep. Gary Tauchen is an author of the bill. He says it provides necessary updates to dated co-op rules. “This legislation is designed to provide […]