Stories tagged: "Joe Bragger"

Dairy farmers across Wisconsin have struggled during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some said they would not still be in business without financial assistance from the state and federal government. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
After 2 Years of COVID, Farmers Look to Turn Things Around in 2022

Wisconsin farmers have hard a rough couple years. Recent investments could help reverse that trend.

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.

As someone who lives in a rural setting and who is chairman of the Dunn County Democratic Party, Bill Hogseth experiences both sides of the growing political divide between Wisconsin’s urban and rural residents. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Rural Wisconsin Counties Doubled Down on Trump in 2020

Of the 60 Wisconsin counties that supported Trump in 2016, 58 voted for him again, 33 by a higher percentage.

A Wisconsin farmer works his field outside Marshall in early August. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Pandemic Help for Wisconsin Farmers Was Too Little, Too Late

Dollars sent to other states, trade wars, and a long delay from Congress leave agriculture no less precarious than when the year started.

Cows graze at a farm near Blanchardville. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Push for Bigger and Bigger Farms Hurting Many in Wisconsin

Farm groups want changes in how markets encourage gluts and low prices, but the Trump administration is unlikely to go along.

Cows graze at a farm near Blanchardville. (Photo © Andy Manis)
15,000 Wisconsin Farmers Apply for Aid

Those eligible will receive between $1,000 and $3,500.

Thousands of Wisconsin Farmers Need Help. There's No Guarantee They'll Get It.
Thousands of Wisconsin Farmers Apply for Help, Again

Deadline approaching for a small, one-time check as the pandemic rocks already volatile markets.