Rick Barrett

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Rick Barrett has been a reporter with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for nearly 20 years, writing extensively about the dairy industry, manufacturing and international trade.
He was the lead reporter on the Journal Sentinel’s Dairyland in Distress series, that, in 2019, examined the ongoing crisis in the state’s $45 billion dairy industry.
The series examined how farm losses have rapidly changed rural Wisconsin’s economic and cultural landscape, the personal toll from the decline of multi-generation family farms, and the impact of global trade on farmers’ fortunes in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. In 2020, Barrett has been working with PBS Frontline and Milwaukee Public Television on a documentary that continues to tell the story of dairy farming and life in rural Wisconsin.

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Friday, January 22, 2021