Coronavirus Aid To Farmers, Conservation Congress Hearing Results, Voting Remotely

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Superior has a drop box for absentee ballots
Superior has a drop box for absentee ballots outside the city’s government center polling location. Danielle Kaeding/WPR

We get some details on President Trump’s announcement of financial aid for farmers hit hard during the pandemic. Then extending the deer hunting season was a hot issue in the Wisconsin Conservation Congress questionnaire — we get results from the group’s chair. And we talk to a political scientist about the prospect of mass voting from home in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • USDA Outlines Rules For $19 Billion In Farm Aid

    President Trump released details on $19 billion of support for farmers that was part of the economic relief package known as the CARES Act. We talk with a Wisconsin economist about the challenges facing farmers during the pandemic and how much of an impact the aid is likely to have.

  • Reviewing Results Of The 2020 Conservation Congress Spring Hearing Questionnaire

    Despite not having an in-person component this year, this spring’s Conservation Congress hearing questionnaire returned a record number of respondents. We discuss the results with the group’s chair.

  • A Look At The Pros And Cons Of Voting From Home

    Five states allow voters to cast ballots from home. After the problems during Wisconsin’s April election, namely long lines at polling places and thousands of absentee ballots being uncounted, we look at whether the state may follow suit.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Andrew Stevens Guest
  • Larry Bonde Guest
  • David Canon Guest