When I had a surgery a few years ago and needed some pain medication afterward, I was directed to the hospital’s dispensary machine in the lobby, punched in my code and out came my meds. I was also handed five pages of fine print on side-effects that I merely glanced a...

Wisconsin Farmers Union has received a number of inquiries from concerned consumers along the lines of, "Can't farmers do something with the milk other than dump it?  Why are farmers disposing of milk when I'm being limited on milk purchases at the store?"  

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In the world of COVID-19 everything looks different and some things stay the same.

As our communities respond to the threat of a virus infection, we experience fear. We are uncertain about what to do to protect ourselves and all the people that we love and want to care...

Wisconsin Farmers Union’s mission is a commitment to “enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities, and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative endeavors, and civic engagement.” As a member-driven, grassroots organization, our m...

At the request of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report detailing the impacts of consolidation in dairy cooperatives on the farmers they represent. The report highlights power imbalances and reduced farmer...

Managing national milk production to boost dairy farm profitability is not a new concept. The U.S government has made at least three notable attempts to manage the milk supply since the 1970’s, however these attempts were largely unsuccessful. This begs the question, i...

 Dairy cattle graze in Taylor County, WI October 1st, the same day Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue visited World Dairy Expo. (Photo by Danielle Endvick) 

In an Oct. 1 meeting with reporters at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue tied th...

August 30, 2019

The following was a public testimony given at the DATCP ATCP 51 public hearing in Wausau, WI on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. Posted with permission from the author.

I'm here today to urge members of this board to pass the recommended ACTP-51 revisions.

ACT 235 which passe...