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Tag: Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk
The Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk is an editorially independent reporting network based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in partnership with Report For America and funded by the Walton Family Foundation. Wisconsin Watch is a member of the network.
Queering the family farm: Despite obstacles, LGBTQ farmers find fertile ground in Midwest
Although they go largely unrecognized and face barriers, Midwestern LGBTQ farmers persist as they reframe the image of the family farm.
Listening to LGBTQ farmers helped me reconsider my place in the heartland
A reporter’s interviews challenged his stereotypes of the rural Midwest.
3M to end manufacture and use of harmful PFAS by 2025
By the end of 2025, 3M will stop making the “forever chemicals” that for decades have bedeviled the environment.
Invasive black carp now thriving in the Mississippi River basin
The black carp, one of four invasive species of carp in North America, has made it into the Mississippi River basin.
Minnesota tries new technologies to remove harmful PFAS from water
In efforts to address long-running ‘forever chemicals,’ the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is trying to suck the chemicals out of groundwater.
What should I do about PFAS in my water?
A consumer guide for dealing with harmful PFAS being detected nationwide, including Wisconsin.
Midwest river towns seek answers after 3M factory taints water with PFAS
Local officials want to reassure residents about their drinking water, even amid questions about health risks and who will pay to clean up the contamination.
Midwest cities have plenty of vacant land. Why can’t urban farmers buy it?
Urban farmers are trying to buy vacant lots to bring fresh, healthy food and green space to their neighborhoods, but they face challenges in acquiring that land.
Mayors call for federal assistance as Mississippi River reaches record lows
Impacts of dry conditions range from barge slowdowns to water main breaks caused by shifting dry ground.
Making room for the river: Mississippi River communities examine nature-based solutions
Solutions might make river communities look different in 100 years: greener, safer and more sustainable. But they’ll need resources to do it.
We answer your questions about increased rain across the Mississippi River basin
The Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk asked for audience questions and perspectives while reporting its series, When it Rains.