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 […]
Tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine looks into the radical notion of soil health. To some, soil might be just a “dirty” word. But new and extraordinary research at UW-Madison studies the simple and complex chemical processes breaking down organic matter that can contribute to soil health. PNM’er Kase Wheatley talks with two grad […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos interviews Ben Burkett, former board president of the National Family Farm Coalition and operator of a 250-acre farm that consists of vegetable production, beef cattle, and timber. He has been active in farming since 1970 and has been a longtime civil right activist, challenging USDA discrimination against Black farmers. Mr. Burkett […]
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 […]
This coming Sunday, local Trautman Family Farms celebrates their 10-year anniversary of operation with an “Open Farm Day”. Host Tony Casteneda talks with Scott Trautman to learn more.
Kara Slaughter, the Government Relations Director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union, joined Brian Standing in the studio today to talk about Wisconsin Farmers Union’s state legislative priorities. In the interview below Slaughter and Standing discuss Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, Ag Development Diversification Program and Buy Local Buy Wisconsin.