Plummeting milk prices have cast Wisconsin family dairy farmers into a crisis of survival.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Inside her Cashton classroom, Kori Blank deals with economic insecurity and changes sweeping through Wisconsin's dairy industry.
Wisconsin has billed itself as America's Dairyland for nearly a century. But with industrial farms on the rise, its next generation of children may never know what it's like to see red barns and Brown Swiss cattle in pastures on hillsides.
The bay's low oxygen season has ranged from 12 days to more than three months over the past three decades.
Concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are growing rapidly and taking over an increasing share of the state’s milk production.
Maria Perez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on the legal issues, economic inequalities, and working conditions migrant veterinarians face while working as animal scientists on American dairy farms.
The best known Wisconsin survey, taken more than a decade ago, estimated the hired immigrant workforce at more than 40% of the total.
Rene Johnson deals with the cold facts of a spreadsheet and the real lives of her dairy-farmer clients.
Some American farmers envy Canada’s protectionist system, while billions in U.S. exports have added to the problems of small Mexican farms.
Lindley Reilly feels a 'moral obligation' to do everything she can to help farmers stay afloat. It's work that keeps her up all night.
An unlikely team in Congress is trying to pass legislation requiring public disclosure of financial records showing how about $900 million paid by farmers into nearly two dozen mandatory checkoff programs is spent.
Struggling American dairy farmers thought they could count on the world market. Then came the turbulence of tariffs and trade deals.