The GAO report shows that much of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) farm assistance dollars went to states in the southern US. Aid from that program went to 870,400 farmers who received average funding of $16,500. The highest average payments, the report shows, went to Georgia farmers, who received $42,500 per farmer. In contrast, 29,409…
Wisconsin leads the nation in farm bankruptcies. Number of family farms filing for bankruptcy in 2019 jumped nearly 20% from the previous year.Manufacturers in Wisconsin have also shed ~12k jobs since Trump took office. https://t.co/YpniWwN1E3 — Catherine Rampell (@crampell) September 8, 2020
Big Ag’s biggest players benefit from making consumers think a food shortage is imminent if they’re made to shut down. Here are the facts > https://t.co/I4WWakF3F1 #WIRight #wipolitics #wiunion #ReopenAmerica — Wisconsin Strong (@WisconsinStrong) April 27, 2020
Wisconsin has lost more than 2,000 dairy farms under the Trump administration. Family farm bankruptcies are up 66% across the Midwest. Is that what Trump meant when he promised “to take care of our dairy farmers"? pic.twitter.com/7vgulvoLHH — CAP Action (@CAPAction) March 5, 2020
Jerry, a fifth-generation Wisconsin farmer, voted for Trump in 2016. After three years of policies that hurt his community, Jerry’s decided it’s time to speak up. pic.twitter.com/UxHHrcnmgx — Priorities Wisconsin (@PrioritiesWI) February 18, 2020
Donald Trump’s trade war exacerbated our farm crisis, forcing 10% of Wisconsin farms to close their doors last year, yet Mike Pence would have us believe he has the best interests of farmers at heart. We are tired of being lied to. #wipoliticshttps://t.co/zaDsW7fL0p — For Our Future WI (@ForOurFutureWI) January 27, 2020 …
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how dangerous contaminants from fecal matter are entering private wells in Kewaunee County. New research by U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist Mark Borchardt shows nitrate and coliform in the water mostly comes from agriculture — and not human waste.
“Where we see the strong relationships, the strong linkages, those are with agricultural factors. So that would suggest that agriculture is primarily responsible for those two contaminants,” he said in an interview
Borchardt’s study found that the No. 1 risk factor for contamination was the proximity of a well to a manure storage pit. Borchardt said the closest well in the study was 150 feet from a manure pit, but even wells three miles away still have some risk of being contaminated with coliform.
“Opponents of a proposed massive factory farm sited in Wood and Adams counties are working on several fronts to stop the proposed Wycocki CAFO or Concentrated (Confined) Agricultural Feeding Operation in the Town of Saratoga. One campaign has citizen groups reaching out to promote the tourism and and recreational potential of the region, located at…
Writes Cain-Carrell in her Facebook page:
This evening I spoke with a Saratoga resident that has their home up for sale. Shortly after listing the home, they received a full price offer. They accepted. The realtor disclosed a little info on the CAFO to the buyer from Illinois and [their] family backed out. Every perspective buyer LOVES the home and feels its 300K + price tag is a fair price … BUT HAVE NO INTEREST IN LIVING NEAR THE PROPOSED GOLDEN SANDS DAIRY. Wysocki Companies, you have no right to hold our community hostage!!! GO AWAY & STAY AWAY.
SB 291 is the end game of Republican strategy to pose as protectors of groundwater while directing the newly polluter-friendly Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) to expedite permits for high-capacity wells drawing more than 100,000 gallons of groundwater a day.
Krug’s spin is reported in a largely uncritical piece by Jason Stein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on October 9.
The water is used by industrialized agriculture (Concentrated (Confined) Agricultural Feeding Operations) and other large industrialized agricultural corporations combining the water with cow manure and sending back into the environment millions of gallons of liquid and aerialized cow manure with often tragic health and environmental consequences.