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History-making harvest in Mequon

Marquette University Associate Professor Michael Schläppi celebrates a major milestone in his effort to develop a strain of rice suitable for Wisconsin climates, as he harvests the first full acre of the crop grown in the Badger State.

Professor Schläppi says the harvest represents a significant step towards better land use, and puts Wisconsin in a better position as it relates to the effects of climate change on the country's agricultural future.

In order to harvest the first acre of Wisconsin rice, Professor Schläppi invited members of a local Hmong community to help.

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