Under Trump, Wisconsin dairies struggle to keep immigrant workers

DURAND, Wis. — Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Jiménez and her husband, Manuel, 36, used to do the grocery shopping together. They would take the kids and make a day of it. But, lately, Manuel goes alone. Read on in this new report from Wisconsin Public Radio.

Five stories that revealed the impact of big agribusiness

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting relocated to Champaign, Illinois, in 2012 to turn its investigative lens to one focus — agribusiness and its related issues. Below are five ways we’ve done that. If you like what you read, then please donate today to support our nonprofit, non-partisan journalism.

Firefighters learn the ropes of grain-bin rescues

On Sept. 17, 2013, Danville firefighters spent the day training for grain-bin rescues. Dave Newcomb, the agriculture rescue program manager for the Illinois Fire Service Institute, taught the intensive, eight-hour training course. The course included sessions on using grain-bin rescue tubes, sawing through grain-bins and evaluating grain hazards.

Video: Grain-bin rescue training

As harvest season approaches, rescue workers prepare themselves for the possibility of grain-bin entrapments. On Sept. 17, 2013, the Illinois Fire Service Institute and the Danville Fire Department met at a Bunge Milling facility for grain-bin rescue training. Dave Newcomb, agriculture rescue program manager for the institute, was the main instructor. In this video, he describes what happens during training.