Today on the show, we celebrate Earth Day by hosting Sarah Lloyd, director of special projects at the Wisconsin Farmers Union, in the studio for a conversation about agriculture and dairy farming in Wisconsin. What is the future of family farming? This free-ranging conversation covers issues like agro-business, debt in farming, the role of distribution […]
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 […]
A gallon of conventionally-produced milk currently costs around three dollars. That price could rise to as high as six dollars a gallon if President Donald Trump succeeds in his promise to deport all undocumented immigrants in the United States. That’s because the dairy industry, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, depends heavily on immigrant workers from Mexico […]
Last month, Canadian company Grassland Dairy cancelled contracts to buy milk from scores of U.S. dairy farmers. Over 50 Wisconsin farms found themselves with no buyers for their milk. The issue bubbled up to get the notice of Washington, inspiring President Donald Trump to slap a retaliatory tariff on Canadian lumber. After much scrambling, including […]