News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV

member station


Wisconsin Leads The Nation In Farm Bankruptcies

The annual Farm Aid concert, featuring Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt, takes place Saturday in Wisconsin. It’s a timely location for the decades-old benefit concert.

That’s because the state, still known to many as “America’s Dairyland,” again leads the nation in farm bankruptcies, and many dairy farmers are getting out of the business.

Chuck Quirmbach from member station WUWM reports.

This article was originally published on

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit

Support comes from

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.