New research shows how quickly and dramatically plants in Wisconsin came under stress this year.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, the drought that has afflicted much of the United States this year has been the most severe in at least 25 years. But the federal agency wants to do more than simply report the bad news.
Earlier on today's show, essayist Kyle Cherek reflected that the word foodie is not just for trendy east or west coasters. It’s a word that can – and is – used to describe people right here in the heartland that are passionate about food, especially locally sourced and prepared food. But eating local doesn’t necessarily mean eating from a culinarytradition that is local.
As 2013 begins, Wisconsin will enter a new chapter of hunting and trapping. The DNR is proposing rules regulating outdoor activities in 64 percent of state parks and trails. The Legislature approved Act 168 to boost participation in traditional outdoor sports.