Venture Dairy, Wisconsin Daily Alliance: US Senate candidate Barnes supports policies jeopardizing the future of dairy in Wisconsin

Earlier this week, the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate met to debate various policy issues ahead of Wisconsin’s August 9th Primary. At the debate, the likely front runner in the field, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, signaled strong anti-CAFO sentiment rooted in complete falsehoods.

His comments were summarized in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article entitled, “Mandela Barnes signals support for a moratorium on large-scale factory farms in Wisconsin.” It is hard to discern which statements were worse, those of Barnes or the characterization of large farms by the author of the arti...

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