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The critical role of Wisconsin agriculture in addressing climate change

When you think of Wisconsin, you think of agriculture. Thirty percent of Wisconsin’s land is used for agriculture– that is 64,400 farms on 14.3 million acres. Wisconsin agriculture contributes 16.4% to our state’s economy, $104.8 billion annually. We also export $3.
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Taste the Change: Emerging climate-smart perennial crops 

  Growing Problems   For decades, farmers have produced abundant and inexpensive food, but at great environmental cost. In Wisconsin, conventional agricultural practices (growing a single crop, such as corn, soybeans, or wheat, on the same land, year after year) have resulted in tired soils.
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