A recent outbreak of COVID-19 at a mink farm in Taylor County has left over 2,000 minks dead according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The outbreak was first detected by a local veterinarian who noticed an increase in the number of mink deaths at the farm. The first mink to […]
On this episode of Hemp Can Do It!, Kattia Jimenez speaks with crop consultant, seed breeder, and cannabis activist Benjamin F Grant. The two discuss farmer partnerships, Wisconsin’s hemp pilot program, and challenges for growers in the 2019 season.
The Wisconsin State Senate today voted to fire Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin’s acting Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The vote fell along partisan lines: every Republican in the Senate voted against Pfaff’s confirmation, while every Democrat voted in favor. Governor Tony Evers nominated Pfaff to the position back in December of last year. He’s […]
Last December, Governor Tony Evers nominated Brad Pfaff to be Wisconsin’s Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. In February, a Committee on Agriculture, Revenue, and Financial Institutions consisting of four Democrats and five Republicans unanimously recommended Pfaff’s confirmation. In the over eight months since then, Pfaff has been serving as the […]
Dozens of Wisconsin hemp farmers got the bad news recently that their crop is over the legal limit for THC — the compound in marijuana that gets you high. These farmers have been ordered to destroy crop within 10 days. Dylan Brogan, staff writer for Isthmus, spoke to 25 hemp growers this past week, including […]
Do you shop for groceries? Do you like spending times on Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers? Do you or your family live in a rural community? If so, you’re affected by Wisconsin’s concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). CAFOs are facilities hosting one type of livestock animal such as dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, or […]