Farmers Dump Milk, Ag Department Seeks To Aid Food Banks

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Heard On The Morning Show
Cows on a dairy farm
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We hear from a Wisconsin dairy farmer who, due to oversupply, has dumped thousands of gallons of milk produced each day. Meanwhile, demand at food banks has surged. An agriculture expert joins us to discuss the USDA’s plan to bridge the gap.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Ryan Elbe Guest
  • Michelle Miller Guest

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