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Wisconsin dairy CAFO group appeals pollution permit case

The Wisconsin Dairy Alliance has filed an appeal in its case against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources concerning pollutant discharge elimination system permits. The original lawsuit on behalf of Wisconsin Dairy Alliance and Venture Dairy Cooperative claimed the DNR lacked authority to force... Read More.

Group of food companies led by ButcherBox opposes EATS Act

A group of food companies critical of legislation that addresses Proposition 12 is calling on Congress to take a closer look. Mike Salguero, founder of direct-to-consumer meat company ButcherBox, says more than 20 companies plan to send a letter to key congressional partners outlining... Read More.

Pork group outlines farm bill priorities

A regional director for the National Pork Producers Council, serving Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin, says securing farm bill funds for foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness remains a top priority for the organization. Staff member Luke Wall tells Brownfield there are also other priorities.... Read More.

Soybean group wants farm bill trade title improvements

The American Soybean Association says legislators need to address the trade title of the farm bill and provide additional funding.  Virginia Houston is their government affairs director. She tells Brownfield, “The trade promotion programs in the farm bill have really helped us... Read More.

Checkoff group utilizes artificial intelligence

The leader of a checkoff group says artificial intelligence is already helping them get more bang for the farmer’s dollar. Chad Vincent with Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin tells Brownfield they are using artificial intelligence like Chat GPT for mining data and making faster decisions.... Read More.