Paper industry update, Mink production sees decline in Wisconsin

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The Wisconsin Paper industry employs more than 30,000 workers, but the business sector is in need of hired help. We learn about a new workforce study. Then, we discuss the mink market and the rate in which farms are declining in the state.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin paper industry pencils out a future

    Wisconsin is the largest producer of paper in the United States, but the industry has struggled in recent years with paper mill closings and difficulties in attracting new workers. We talk to the president of the Wisconsin Paper Council about its plan to help the industry thrive in the 21st century.

  • Exploring COVID impacts on Wisconsin’s mink industry

    Wisconsin leads the nation in mink pelt production but the industry has been on a COVID roller-coaster since 2020. The Detroit Free Press reported that the first U.S animal to human COVID spillover was from minks. We speak with a representative of the industry about COVID, and a possible national ban on mink farming.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Scott Suder Guest
  • Challis Hobbs Guest

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