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NPR  For Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers, Tariffs Could Reshape The Race For The Senate

Vision Aire Farms is a crop and dairy farm in Eldorado, Wisc., co-owned by Travis and Janet Clark, Janet's brother David Grade, and her parents Roger and Sandy Grade. Times are tough on their farm right now. Milk prices have dropped this year continuing a steady decline since 2014.
In an industry where margins can be razor thin, farmers like Janet Clark have come to rely on selling their milk products abroad, specifically Mexico, which is one of the biggest importers of U.S. dairy.

When the Trump administration announced earlier this year that Mexico, Canada and the European Union would face tariffs on steel and aluminum, Mexico responded by levying tariffs on U.S. dairy products. Clark says those tariffs threaten business relationships that farmers have spent years cultivating.

Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year's midterm elections. Follow the link in our bio for the full story. (Credit: Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism)

In the past century, many Americans have lost the ability to sit in a way that doesn't strain their backs. "Most people tend to round out their backs when they sit," Orthopedic surgeon Nomi Khan says. "Their spine is in an improper position, and they will tend to have more back problems." (Credit: @lilypadula | Lily Padula for NPR)

A small group of about 25 white supremacist demonstrators rallied next to the White House on Sunday, one year after the "Unite the Right" demonstration by the same organizer turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.
WAMU's Carmel Delshad reported that hundreds of counterdemonstrators converged in Lafayette Square, the grassy, White House-adjacent park, to meet the white supremacists.
1. Counterprotesters stage a protest against right wing extremists' 'Unite The Right 2' rally in Washington, D.C. 2. White nationalist Jason Kessler marches during the protest. 3. Security officials stand guard during the rally. (Credit: @carolguzy | Carol Guzy for NPR)

Many experts on kids and technology are also parents — and they don't necessarily hold themselves up as paragons for parenting in a time when screens are everywhere. (Credit: @raymondbiesinger | Raymond Biesinger for NPR)

One year ago, a car rammed into counter-protesters during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Dozens of people were injured and paralegal and activist Heather Heyer was killed. Her mother, Susan Bro, is now trying to fulfill a promise made at her funeral.⠀

"They tried to kill my child to shut her up," Susan Bro told mourners last August. "Well, guess what? You just magnified her!"⠀

Susan Bro now spends her days in a cozy office at the law firm where her daughter worked as a paralegal. It's the headquarters of the Heather Heyer Foundation. Near her desk is a sign with her daughter's favorite motto – "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."⠀

"I think that's what we have with Heather's legacy is a call to action," says Bro. (Credit: @justingellerson | Justin T. Gellerson for NPR)

The busiest section of the U.S.-Mexico border is the Rio Grande Valley. It's not unusual for Border Patrol agents to catch more than 500 immigrants a day trying to cross into the U.S. along this 55-mile stretch. In spite of increased border security and rising costs to cross, migrants are still determined to make the journey.
1. Asylum seekers who crossed the border illegally turn themselves in to Customs and Border Protection near McAllen, Texas on July 30. 2. Davi Tatiana Chirino-Santos, 9, and her baby brother crossed with their mother, Jessica Carolina Santos Lopez. 3. Migrants are asked to remove earrings, shoelaces, hair ties and rosaries. 4. After being processed, migrants are sent to the McAllen bus station where they board buses bound for American cities as they wait to learn whether they will be able to stay in the U.S. or will have to leave. 5. Alejo Rubio-Martinez, 38, from Hidalgo, Mexico, sits at the Casa del Migrante in Matamoros, Mexico. He has crossed into Texas six times and been deported twice. (Credit: @claireeclaire | Claire Harbage/NPR)

Brock Bridges, bartender at Barbarian Brewing, talks with his wife, Kayla Bridges, in the taproom. They are feeling priced out of the housing market in Boise, Idaho. ⠀

Ten years after a housing collapse during the Great Recession, home values have rebounded but there are too few homes on the market. Buyers face intense competition, and that means higher prices.⠀

This isn't just a problem in San Francisco or New York, where home prices and rents have gone sky-high. It is also a problem in midsized, fast-growing cities farther inland, like Des Moines, Iowa; Durham, N.C.; and Boise, Idaho. In Boise, an analysis by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed there is a demand for more than 10 times the number of homes being built right now. (Credit: @madlobster34 | Kyle Green for NPR)⠀

Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. In the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 32 percent of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers. (Credit: @okchickadee | Angie Wang for NPR)

Not all bullets are created equal. Even rounds that look similar, or are similar in size, can cause dramatically different wounds. We explore how speed, mass and shape make some bullets more destructive than others. (Credit: @alessandro_dettori_novelli | Alessandro Novelli for NPR)

Like many employers, Belden couldn't find enough workers for its Indiana factory. So it started a first-of-its-kind program which pays for drug treatment to job applicants failing drug tests. Follow the link in our bio for the full story. (Credit: @hisiheyah | Angela Hsieh/NPR)

Using a mannequin to simulate dangerous scenarios, a team at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Califorina learns standard treatments for obstetric emergencies like hemorrhage. ⠀

The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, but California is leading the charge to reverse that trend. Since 2006, the state has cut its rate by more than half. (Credit: @fancybethany | Bethany Mollenkof for NPR)

The sun is responsible for all life on Earth, but we still have a lot to learn about it. So this summer, NASA is sending the Parker Solar Probe closer to the sun than we have ever been before. The launch window for the probe opens on Aug. 11. After it launches, it will take about seven years to reach the corona. It will be the closest that humanity has ever been to a star. (Credit: NPR)

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