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 […]
“Go big or get out!” That was the advice of Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz to farmers in the 1970s. For today’s episode, Patty is joined in the studio by law professor Peter Carstensen and Wisconsin Farmers Union member Oren Jakobson to discuss the role of monopolies and anti-trust law in family farming and the […]
On today’s show, we’re talking about food, farms, and money — specifically, the 2018 Farm Bill. The Wisconsin Farmers Union will be holding its annual summer conference this Thursday in Chippewa Falls. National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson will be at the meeting, one of the big topics on the table is next year’s Farm […]
This month we interview dynamo Kriss Marion of Circle M Market Farm in Blanchardville, Wisc. Kriss is a farmer and sustainable ag activist operating a certified organic produce farm and BnB. She sells her veggies via a market CSA and at the Blanchardville and Argyle farmers markets. She raises livestock, including sheep, goats, pigs, horses, a […]
Today’s show is dedicated to Sylvia Johnston. How do we ensure access to farmland, especially affordable farmland, to people who want to farm? How do we ensure rural residents access to essential public services, like well-maintained roads, affordable health care, reliable communication services, and great local schools? How do we fairly compensate farmers and farm families […]
Zachary Herrnstadt, Government Relations Associate with the Wisconsin Farmers Union discusses issues relating to agribusiness consolidation, campaign finance reform, and educating youth in good farming practices.