There seems to be a huge disconnect between what’s available in grocery stores and what’s happening on many farms across the country. It’s a paradox: grocery stores are running out of milk, but dairy farmers are dumping milk because there is nowhere for the normal supply to go due to widespread school, cafeteria, and restaurant […]
Last night, Governor Tony Evers delivered his 2020 State of the State Address. Today on the show, political reform activist Mike McCabe joins Allen in the studio to respond to several of Gov. Evers’ key points, including redistricting, rural life and economy, education, dairy farming, drinking water, gun control, and marijuana legalization. Mike McCabe is […]
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.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held a town hall with a group of dairy farmers and officials at the World Dairy Expo earlier this morning. He emphasized the importance of exporting milk to other countries while pushing back on calls for government intervention to help stabilize the industry. Perdue’s comments come at a sensitive […]
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 […]
Today’s episode is a celebration of women in farming! Patty sits down with Bethany Storm, April Prusia, and Betty Anderson of Soil Sisters, a Wisconsin-based collective of women farmers focused on sustainable agriculture. They talk about their upcoming three-day event and answer listener calls about private and mobile butchering services, apprentice programs at local colleges, […]