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Yesterday I posted this diary, featuring a video of the powerful speech that Wisconsin dairy farmer and CSA operator Tony Brown delivered from the steps of the state capitol in Madison on Saturday morning. And you all just kept tipping and recc'ing it.  Thanks very much!  

In the comments, majcmb1 then suggested that Ed Schultz should have a look at the video.

Well, apparently he did, or someone at the show anyway.  The word on the grapevine... or in the milking parlor maybe... is that Tony will be on the Schultz show tonight.  This is only the word of a friend of a friend of a friend right now, but I'd love nothing more than to see a great voice of our newly emerging Wisconsin leadership have a chance to speak for all of us to a national audience.  And even if the rumor is not true, we put Tony and Wisconsin family farmers onto Ed's radar screen.  So stay tuned tonight!

For those who missed it, here's a link to the video.

Tony, if you see this, now is your moment!  Go forth and speak from Wisconsin, and from our land and our history and your family and from our communities large and small.

And once again, a good word (and maybe some contributions) to those who have brought this all to you in the last few days:  Family Farm Defenders and the Wisconsin Farmer's Union. The more we build and strengthen the rural-urban connections through such great organizations and efforts, the better and stronger this movement becomes.

On Wisconsin!

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