Baldwin proposes changes to the Farm Bill

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is proposing significant improvements of crop and dairy insurance for Wisconsin farmers. She says her changes would create new customizable insurance tools for farmers, and improve the dairy margin protection program. > News 8000 La Crosse

Rep. Kind unveils Farm Bill Priorities


Congress must pass a new Farm Bill as the current deal expires in September. After touring Servais Family Farm in Stoddard, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind unveiled his Farm Bill Priorities, which include crop insurance reforms, focus in organic farming and supporting dairy farms. > ABC 19 La Crosse

Walker says tariffs ‘bad for everyone’


With other countries raising the price of dairy and other products made in Wisconsin, in response to President Trump’s decision to impose duties on imports, Gov. Scott Walker said he thinks the so-called “trade war” is bad for everyone. > ABC 27 Madison

Wisconsin court clears way for large-scale dairy farm


The state Supreme Court removed a hurdle Tuesday for a large-scale dairy farm in central Wisconsin, ruling that the farmers’ right to use the land was locked in with their building permit application. The dairy sued when the town of Saratoga re-zoned the land due to resident concerns about manure runoff contaminating wells. > AP News

State bracing for retaliation tariffs on Harley-Davidson and ag products

Harley-Davidson motorcycles, dairy products, ginseng, cranberries and other Wisconsin goods are likely to feel the sting of retaliation from steep tariffs announced Thursday by the White House on foreign metals. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Baldwin continues fight to protect cheese producers


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is continuing her efforts to protect Wisconsin and American dairy and cheese from European trade initiatives that would require producers to change the names of cheeses they have made for generations. > Wisconsin State Farmer

EPA investigating possible groundwater contamination in central Wisconsin


The U.S. EPA investigated potential groundwater contamination in central Wisconsin last week after longstanding complaints over the health impact farms may pose to drinking water, with EPA workers drilling wells in Juneau County near a large dairy farm to test for elevated levels of nitrates and other contamination. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel