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Thoughts for Food: Reuniting Vegetables with Dairy

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Wisconsin leads the nation in both dairy and vegetable production; these industries are keys to Wisconsin’s economy.  They are also vital components of a healthy diet!  It’s not surprising that in the early days of farming in Wisconsin, vegetable production and dairy cows were frequent partners in the farm economy.  Modern day challenges, however, have inevitably led to more specialization in agricultural systems.  With the need to increase production efficiency to meet the food needs of an increasing human population, it’s not a surprise that specialization occurred, and it’s no wonder why these two important staples of early farms drifted apart.  (more…)

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