Some State Commissions Could Be Dissolved Under Proposed Wisconsin Budget, Hops Cultivation In Wisconsin, Activism Sells

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The old marketing adage was that sex sells. But today, corporate activism can be even more powerful, and is often expected by consumers. New research is looking at what varieties of hops are the best bets for cultivation in Wisconsin. We find out what the ideal growing conditions are, and how this area of study can benefit our state’s beer industry. And we look at the future of some government commissions under the proposed state budget.

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    We talk to an agriculture expert about the Clean Hop Project, a program exploring the possibility of growing certain varieties of hops in Wisconsin.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Jerry Clark Guest
  • Dee Warmath Guest

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