Monday, June 19, 2017, 5:55am
The Hernandez family and other dairy workers are heading back home amid hostile rhetoric, rising immigration arrests in the Midwest and nationwide.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 1:20pm
Wisconsin municipalities aren't required to disinfect their drinking water if it passes tests for certain bacteria, but researchers say viruses are finding their way into water sources undetected.
Monday, June 5, 2017, 4:20pm
Swimming at Bay Beach in Green Bay was once a summer attraction for people of all ages. However, pollution closed the beach to swimmers in the 1940s. Now, the city is doing a feasibility study on reopening the beach, which has some people hopeful that there will be a local beach to visit again soon.
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:05am
In Wisconsin, the idea of food that's grown for and by city residents isn't a new one. Urban agriculture projects of various sizes are continuing to grow. One of the state's urban agriculture leaders is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the movement, while another has a waiting list of people who want to grow their own food.
Monday, May 15, 2017, 5:30am
As the Trump administration works to change the North American Free Trade Agreement, some Wisconsin farmers are concerned about how the trade talks will impact the dairy industry.
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5:00pm
It's been a year since Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel issued an opinion that led the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to approve 200 stalled high-capacity well permits. Homeowners on one Wisconsin lake say they have seen first-hand the impact of high-capacity wells.
Monday, May 8, 2017, 5:15am
Donald Justin Isherwood is suing the Portage County Drainage District over the tradition of dredging ditches in order to keep fields dry for agriculture. The lawsuit, filed in July 2016, seeks to keep the district from ripping out a half-mile trout habitat Isherwood created in a ditch that runs through his property.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 4:20pm
Wisconsin has lost more than 2.5 million acres of farm land since 1982, according to the most recent national data. Farmers may often sell off land to pay down debt or fund their retirements. But some farmers are protecting their land from development to keep farming for future generations.
Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00pm
Wetlands and business have long been at odds with one another. As industry, housing and agriculture expand, there is pressure to fill swamps, marshes and bogs. But there are a growing number of companies whose business is restoring wetlands in Wisconsin.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:10am
Average milk per cow has shot up since 1950. Today, we have less than half as many dairy cows as we did then, but now they produce almost twice as much milk.
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12:00pm
Some Wisconsin growers are partnering with the federal government on techniques to reduce manure runoff but an unclear budget picture in Washington has the future of the efforts in doubt.
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 11:30am
Since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Wisconsin dairy farmers are struggling to keep their immigrant workers. The employees cite hostility and heightened enforcement by law enforcement as reasons to possible leave the country. In response, dairy farmers are raising wages to attract and keep Mexican and Central American employees.
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5:40am
Wisconsin author and farm historian Jerry Apps is concerned about the future of the environment and water. He argues as a society we need to view water the way his father did 80 years ago — as a precious resource that should not be taken for granted.
Monday, March 6, 2017, 9:25am
The average age of a primary farm operator in the U.S. is 57 years old, a number that has continued to rise for the last 30 years as the baby boomer generation ages and fewer young people start their own operations.