Zoe Sullivan

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Indigenous foods project supports agriculture by tribes, for tribes

Jul 4, 2023
A partnership between the Oneida and Menominee tribes in Wisconsin uses USDA funding to rebuild Indigenous foodways.
A group of people shuck white corn at Oneida Nation's Tsyunhehkwa farm. The Department of Agriculture is investing $3.5 million to increase access to this kind of traditional food in Indigenous communities.
Courtesy Oneida Nation's Tsyunhehkwa Organic Farm

Farmers have been relying on the high value of their land to get them through years of low commodity prices

May 18, 2018
Land accounts for 80 percent of farm assets according to the Department of Agriculture. So farmers are using their land as collateral to face low commodity prices, but the amount of production that farmers need to service their debt is rising.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Immigrant workers help save Wisconsin dairy farms

Nov 11, 2015
Mexican and Central American immigrants are a large share of the workers on Wisconsin dairy farms.

Advocates say insurance costs strain homeowners

Oct 9, 2012
Gulf Coast insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years, and homeowners advocates say they're seeing people at risk of going into foreclosure because they can't afford their mortgage plus their insurance.

Narrowing Louisiana's wage gap.

Sep 7, 2012
Louisiana has one of the largest pay disparities between men and women in the U.S. But new legislation and a coastal restoration project may help bridge that gap.

Building business skills in New Orleans' music industry

Apr 12, 2012
New Orleans has long been a music Mecca, but it has surprisingly little infrastructure for the business side of the industry. To help fill this gap, two hip-hop entrepreneurs have been sharing the gospel of copyright and licensing with local musicians and producers.