Economy


The rolling hills of Buffalo County. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Op-Ed: Rural Communities Need Support to Keep Wisconsin Strong

Kriss Marion, a small-business owner and Lafayette County supervisor, writes in support of rural communities.

Thor Hermanson hands a customer a sample of horseradish sauce produced by Huntsinger Farms Tuesday, the opening day of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. Huntsinger Farms, just south of Eau Claire, is hosting this year’s event, which was scheduled to occur last year but was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Farmers Show the Dairy State Has More Than Just Milk and Cheese

Producers display the diversity of their products at Farm Technology Days.

Emily Shields
‘Head Above Water’: Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Help 92% of Wisconsin Children

Parents across Wisconsin and the US received their first monthly payments after the American Rescue Plan expanded the child tax credit.

Agriculture Panel: The Pain Isn't Going to Stop For The Rural Economy Soon
Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry Needs More Than Band-Aid Solutions, Farmers Say

Farm closures, mental health issues, and decreased profitability can’t easily be fixed.

Flowers and a poem are left on a bench in memory of Marilyn Roeber, a homeless woman who often occupied the bench in downtown Eau Claire. Roeber, 66, was found dead on the bench last week. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Far From Over: Even With Relief Aid, Wisconsin Sees More Struggling Families Losing Their Homes

Wisconsin has 67,000 families behind on rent and almost that many more worried they’re about to fall behind and face eviction. GOP cut requests for additional resources. Even as federal coronavirus relief funds are being distributed to keep people behind in rent and utility payments in their homes, agencies across Wisconsin report growing numbers of...

Joel Brennan in Eau Claire
$140M of Federal COVID Relief Will Go Toward Entertainment, Tourism Grants, Evers Announces

American Rescue Plan Act funding would aid industries among those most impacted by the pandemic.

Cedarburg is set to receive about $1.2 million in aid from the American Rescue Plan. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
Coming to the Rescue: Pandemic Relief Aid Is Starting to Be Put to Work in Wisconsin Communities

Stimulus funds in Biden’s American Rescue Plan credited with restoring a state budget surplus and keeping more than 2 million Wisconsin families afloat.