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Wisconsin Lost 10% of Its Dairy Farmers in 2019, Marking Its Biggest Decline Ever As Trump’s Trade Wars Raged

(Markets Insider) Wisconsin shed 10% of its dairy farmers last year, data from the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection shows. It marked the biggest one-year drop on record, and underscored the negative impact of Trump’s trade war on a swing state critical to his re-election bid. 

In 2019, Wisconsin lost 819 dairy farms, the department said, leaving 7,292 dairy farms in place. The state leads the nation in the number of farm bankruptcies, according to the American Farm Bureau. 

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Kimberly-Clark Corp. Shutters Wisconsin Plant Despite Reporting $3.3B in Profits

(NPR) Kimberley-Clark plans to cut up to 5,500 jobs—about 13 percent of its workforce—and get rid of 10 manufacturing plants, releasing a restructuring plan along with its year-end results that showed net sales rose to $18.3 billion, up slightly from 2016. 

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Carthage Students Create Heat Maps Illustrating the Effects of Local, State Opioid Crises

(Kenosha News) A pair of Carthage College students seeks to help a local health agency and others make a difference in pinpointing Kenosha County’s areas of concentrated opioid overdose deaths and hospital encounters along with treatment locations with the ultimate goal of preventing the drug-induced fatalities. 

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Lawsuit Pushed by Trump Admin. Could Mean Major Health Care Costs for Marquette County

An ongoing lawsuit—supported by President Trump—currently working its way through a circuit court in Texas has the potential to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, potentially skyrocketing prescription drug and premiums costs and stripping millions of Americans off their health coverage. In Marquette County, Wisconsin, the potential ramifications of this lawsuit could be catastrophic. 

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