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Wednesday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 --- 6:40 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

PLAINFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- With milk prices projected to fall and fuel costs high, small dairy farms across the country are going out of business. The shift is particularly affecting states like Vermont and Wisconsin, which have strong dairying histories, but tend to have smaller farms than other major milk-producing states.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Natural Resources Board is set to vote today on whether to give state wildlife officials the go-ahead to develop the logistics for this fall's wolf hunt. A new law authorizes a wolf hunt beginning in mid-October. But the Department of Natural Resources now has to flesh out details such as quotas and hunting zone structures.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's dairies harvested 2.3 billion pounds of milk in April, up 4 percent from the previous year. Wisconsin remains firmly entrenched as the nation's second-leading dairy producer behind California.

MINOCQUA, Wis. (AP) -- A 13-year-old Minocqua student will be competing to be the nation's top geography whiz. Vansh Jain is one of ten finalists competing in tomorrow's National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. The Boy Scout was the Wisconsin state winner in 2009 and 2010.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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