Wisconsin

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visits The World Dairy Expo and holds a stakeholder townhall in Madison, Wisconsin, October 1, 2019.
"Five years of plunging farm prices, increasing bankruptcies, and climbing suicide rates were not discussed by Perdue. His message to them was basically, stop whining, your demise is inevitable."
Jon Queally, staff writer
"Once again it took a court order to force Republicans to respect WI voters."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The Nebraska National Guard prepares to carry out an air rescue near Arlington.
A "bomb cyclone" storm along with warm temperatures contributed to still-...

Further

Fighting the Monsanto-led global transformation of seeds into profit-making, patent-encased intellectual property, scientists and sustainable food advocates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have launched an Open Source Seeds Initiative to return vegetables to all of us. Likening the move to "a genetic easement," they have introduced 29 new varieties of 14 crops, including carrots, kale, broccoli and quinoa, in packets bearing a haiku-like pledge to use the seeds freely, and enjoy. "It's...