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Why farmers are dumping milk – and how consumers can help

Kara O'Connor

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?"  

This situation is indeed troubling. It is heartbreaking for farmers to have to dispose of their milk like this.

Vos and Fitzgerald respond to Evers' request for a special session

Robin Vos

Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald today rejected Governor Evers' call for a special session to stop in-person voting and to move the postpone the April 7 election into May as an all-mail election.

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement.

Friday is last day to apply for an absentee ballot

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Breaking update --- due to a ruling today in federal court, the last day to request an absentee ballot is now Friday, April 3. .

Democratic Convention to be delayed

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indicate that the Democratic National Convention is being postponed from July 13-17 and will be held the week of August 17 instead.

Voting Absentee? Send that ballot in now!

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If you have obtained an absentee ballot, you should be aware that the ballots must be received at your polling place by 8 PM on election day. It is not sufficient to have your ballot postmarked by the election. Although there is litigation and some political wrangling underway to loosen that restriction, the law still requires that your ballot arrive by election day.

Take COVID-19 Seriously

Senator Jeff Smith

We must take COVID-19 seriously. On March 13th, showing tremendous leadership, Governor Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin and has since strengthened precautions. Now it’s our turn to do our part by following the guidance from leaders and medical professionals to slow the spread of COVID-19. Undoubtedly, this is a challenging time for us all as we learn to navigate the changes in our daily routine impacted by this global pandemic.

Jeff Smith - Emergency Preparedness to Build Resilient Communities

Senator Jeff Smith

Emergencies hit communities without notice and threaten our local economies. We are facing an unprecedented public health emergency right now, but we have faced emergencies before and we’ve become stronger from it.

 

Register for Absentee Ballot

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Life is full of uncertainty at the moment. The Wisconsin Elections Commission that if you want to vote in the April 7 election you should consider voting with an absentee ballot in case you are unable to vote in person or choose not to go to your polling place from health concerns.

Dairyland Forum and Rally for Rural Wisconsin Cancelled

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The upcoming Dairyland Forum and Rally for Rural Wisconsin has been cancelled due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19. Danielle Endvick of the Wisconsin Farmers Union announced the cancellation this afternoon in an email.