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WFU applauds Attorney General for joining DFA lawsuit

Darin Von Ruden
May 5, 2020

#000000; background-color: transparent; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul joined the State of Massachusetts and the U.S Department of Justice in a lawsuit against the nation’s largest dairy cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) on Friday. DFA was recently approved as the primary buyer of Dean Foods’ assets after Dean Foods declared bankruptcy last fall.

WFU responds to declaration of meatpackers as critical infrastructure

Wisconsin Farmers Union Logo
May 2, 2020

The best candidate every day of the year: Your Local Farmer

Nik Novak
April 9, 2020

Why farmers are dumping milk – and how consumers can help

Kara O'Connor
April 4, 2020

Wisconsin Farmers Union Sets 2020 Policy Priorities

February 3, 2020

Photo - Wisconsin Farmers Union members lined up for a chance to share their insights during the grassroots policy discussion at the 89th WFU State Convention Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Rothschild. At the mic is District 3 Director Ed Gorell of Eleva. 

Wisconsin Farmers Union on Pfaff firing

November 6, 2019
Wisconsin Farmers Union appreciates Brad Pfaff's long-time commitment to family farmers, and we are disappointed in the dysfunction witnessed on the Senate floor today. Pfaff, who was incredibly qualified and already had spent nearly a year in his role, was sacrificed for standing up for the very family farmers he is meant to represent.   

Senate fires DATCP secretary nominee Pfaff

Brad Pfaff
November 5, 2019

Today Governor Tony Evers celebrated his 68th birthday sitting in the Senate chamber and watching his nominee for DATCP Secretary go down in flames. The Senate spent much of the day debating rules and jockeying for power over what testimony would be allowed in the discussion about Secretary-Elect Pfaff. 

Putting the people above the politics

Darin Van Ruden
November 4, 2019

#222222;">Recent developments in Madison have threatened livestock siting rule changes, leaving our water and rural communities at risk.

New Livestock Siting Rules and DATCP head dead in water

Brad Pfaff
November 2, 2019

There was some hope that when Governor Evers took office there would be progress on some of the state-wide issues that have been sitting moribund in the legislature. At least on the agricultural front, it appears that the GOP is ensuring little progress. 

How To Smell A CAFO

Smell Sensors
October 29, 2019

Russ Hanson is determined to live a better retirement than his in-laws did. For him that means steering clear of the odors that can accompany large livestock farms.

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