Mask guidance update, State program looks to advance agricultural exports

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Mai Xiong, left, hands fresh vegetables to a customer Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Cameron Park Farmers Market in La Crosse. Angela Major/WPR

A doctor advises on the best masks to protect us from the omicron variant. Then, we learn how the state plans to increase agricultural exports by nearly $1 billion over the next five years.

Featured in this Show

  • What's the best mask at this point in the pandemic?

    As the omicron variant of COVID-19 surges across the country, the CDC is considering revising their mask guidance to veer away from cloth masks and toward options like N95s or KN95s. We speak with a doctor in Madison about what the possible change could mean for how you mask.

  • Program aims to increase state’s agriculture exports

    There’s a new push to boost the state’s agricultural exports — everything from ginseng root and cranberries to raw fur skins and bull semen — by nearly $1 billion over the next five years. The Secretary of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection explains the new program and more.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Dr. Patricia Tellez-Giron M.D. Guest
  • Randy Romanski Guest

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