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On a day when the CDC estimated that 20 million Americans already have been infected with the coronavirus, Jefferson County topped 200 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Few can argue that the coronavirus pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for farmers. It’s one of the reasons why Gov. Tony Evers announced the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, a $50 million fund designed to provide direct payments to farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor's note: The following letter was submitted May 21, but inadvertently left out of the letters section. The Daily Union apologizes for the late publication.

It was nine years ago that Wisconsin teachers braved cold and snow outside the state Capitol to protest Act 10, the law prohibiting most public employees from collectively bargaining on issues other than base wages. No doubt readers recall that tumultuous time, if not only for some of the rh…

William Dempster Hoard founded the Jefferson County Union in Lake Mills on March 17, 1870. With it, he started a campaign to convert Wisconsin agriculture from soil-depleting wheat growing to soil-building alfalfa and dairying. Many held his campaign up to ridicule and scorn, but history was…