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Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs state power to protect water from farm pollutants

By Royce Podeszwa, WisPolitics.com Jim Malewitz, Wisconsin Watch The state Supreme Court on Monday hears arguments in a case that could determine whether the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources failed to adequately protect water from manure pollution when awarding a permit to a giant dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin — or whether the agency lacks […]

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‘The happiness and joy has been sucked out of me’: Wisconsin dairy farmers face mental health crisis

By Jack Kelly For Wisconsin Watch It was Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. David Fischer had just arrived for work at his dairy farm in Rio, Wisconsin. A slight breeze punctuated the freezing, grey morning. His drive to work is just 2 minutes. From where he parked his pickup truck on the farm’s gravel driveway, he […]