Updated: As dairy farms in Wisconsin continue to close, dairy farmers cite low milk prices and plant-based product competition

By Morgan Bluma              WAUKESHA, Wis. – Patty Edelburg, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, grew up on a dairy farm her father had bought when she was one. When Edelburg was a sophomore in college, her father made the tough decision to sell the family farm.              In 2008, Edelburg bought her current farm, along with her husband,Continue reading “Updated: As dairy farms in Wisconsin continue to close, dairy farmers cite low milk prices and plant-based product competition”

As dairy farms in Wisconsin continue to close, dairy farmers cite low milk prices and plant-based product competition

By Morgan Bluma            WAUKESHA, Wis. – Patty Edelburg, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, grew up on a dairy farm her father had bought when she was one. When Edelburg was a sophomore in college, her father made the tough decision to sell her family farm.             In 2008, Edelburg bought her farm along with her husband fromContinue reading “As dairy farms in Wisconsin continue to close, dairy farmers cite low milk prices and plant-based product competition”

Wisconsinites look to different voting methods as the Coronavirus surges

By Morgan Bluma             WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record-high number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus this month of more than 1,000 people and a total death toll of 1,897. As the pandemic surges in Wisconsin, voters are considering the benefits and drawbacks of different methods of voting.              Clinical Nurse CoordinatorContinue reading “Wisconsinites look to different voting methods as the Coronavirus surges”

UPDATED: Despite COVID-19 restrictions, conservation agencies continue to try to support their communities

By Morgan Bluma              Various conservation agencies voiced their concerns about the impact COVID-19 restrictions have had on budget cuts and reduced government cooperation before the House Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee on Thursday.              Although Congress has provided mandatory funding for conservation programs through the 2018 Farm Bill, the agencies stressed the importance of continuing andContinue reading “UPDATED: Despite COVID-19 restrictions, conservation agencies continue to try to support their communities”

Trump Administration’s Rollbacks on Environmental Protections is Negatively Impacting Native American Communities in Wisconsin – Updated

By Morgan Bluma              WAUKESHA, Wis. – Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their rollbacks on Obama-era water protections. Other Native American tribes across the country have joined in the complaint against President Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, including environmental advocateContinue reading “Trump Administration’s Rollbacks on Environmental Protections is Negatively Impacting Native American Communities in Wisconsin – Updated”

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, conservation organizations continue to try to support their communities

By Morgan Bluma              Various conservation organizations voiced concerns for more funding and government cooperation to continue their efforts of technical support for farmers, ranchers and forest managers before the House Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee on Thursday in light of recent COVID-19 restrictions.            The discussion surrounded President Trump’s Farm Bill that provides support for conservationContinue reading “Despite COVID-19 restrictions, conservation organizations continue to try to support their communities”

Native American communities in Wisconsin stress the importance of environmental injustice and how local communities can help

By Morgan Bluma  WAUKESHA, Wis. – Native American communities in Wisconsin are struggling to protect their lands and water against the federal government and Trump administration due to lack of resources, partnerships and community awareness about Native Americans.             Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Continue reading “Native American communities in Wisconsin stress the importance of environmental injustice and how local communities can help”

Vice President of the American University League of United Latin American Citizens Expresses Concerns About Access to Affordable Health Care

By Morgan Bluma             With the increasing infections of COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential election advancing, access to affordable health care is at the forefront of Michelle Casanova’s concerns.             Casanova is a sophomore in the School of International Service at American University. She is currently the Vice President of the America University League of United LatinContinue reading “Vice President of the American University League of United Latin American Citizens Expresses Concerns About Access to Affordable Health Care”

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