Walker, Evers on Wisconsin’s drinking water woes


Drinking water hasn’t been a huge issue in the race for governor, but it’s everything for the people in Kewaunee County — the poster child for water quality concerns in Wisconsin. Democratic challenger Tony Evers says a lack of local input and DNR scientists are to blame. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin to hit highest loss of dairy farms since 2013


Wisconsin is on pace for losing the most dairy farms this year since 2013. According to the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Wisconsin lost 47 dairy farms in August alone, and 429 since the start of the year. > FOX 11 Green Bay

For Wisconsin’s dairy farmers, tariffs could reshape the race for the Senate

Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year’s midterm elections. > NPR

Wisconsin ag groups mixed on Trump aid for farmers caught in tariff battles

Wisconsin’s agricultural trade associations had a mixed reaction to President Donald Trump’s promise of $12 billion in aid for farmers impacted by his trade war with foreign countries. While there was appreciation for the funding, the groups say members want trade not aid. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Johnson, other GOP senators balk at Trump’s ‘welfare’ for farmers

Senate Republicans are criticizing plans by the Trump administration to provide $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers hit by the president’s escalating trade war. “They want trade, not aid,” Sen. Ron Johnson said of farmers caught in the middle. “This is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type of economy here.” > The Hill

Dairy group uses behind-the-scenes influence with Walker to shift regulation of large livestock farms

Agriculture interests are working behind the scenes with the administration of Gov. Scott Walker as he mounts a major change in the way large livestock farms are regulated in Wisconsin. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Already in trouble, Wisconsin dairy farmers now getting hammered by tariffs

The U.S. dairy industry is getting hammered in trade disputes with Mexico, China and Canada, putting Wisconsin farms already in trouble at even greater risk. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel