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Local farmer Don Schumacher holds up a map showing how most of St. Croix County’s agricultural land lies east of Highway 65 during a local Democratic Party event at Ready Randy’s on Thursday, Oct. 10. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Farmers look to Democrats for help in keeping Ag Building in Baldwin

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More than 60 area farmers and Democrats filled a room at Ready Randy’s on Thursday, Oct. 10, to hear presentations about why St. Croix County shouldn’t close its agriculture building in Baldwin.

A proposal is making its way through various steps that could see the building closed and county services moved to Hudson. The catalyst for the action was the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency failing to renew its lease with the county.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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