Updated: 12/04/2013 - It's a one-year, full-time contract position with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Posted: 11/20/2013 - Wisconsin farmers are wrapping up the fall harvest in Wisconsin and are trying to get the remaining corn and soybeans out of the fields before more wet weather moves in.
Posted: 11/19/2013 - The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.
Posted: 11/15/2013 - The Obama administration says it's starting a program that will help communities prepare for future droughts and respond more effectively when they happen.
Updated: 11/15/2013 - For Wisconsin's dairy farmers, farming isn't just a job, it's a way of life. For many farming families, like the Prahl family of Granite Vu Farm, LLC. near Nutterville, it's the only life they've known. "Bob, my husband's, great-grandfather homesteaded it in 1879. We have a thing that says it's on lease from the Lord, because we've been very blessed for the last 134 years to keep it in the family," said Mary Jo Prahl.
Updated: 11/13/2013 - Chances are, when you think of a traditional dairy farm, you picture a barn with maybe 60 to 100 cows inside. "They're not as economical as they used to be, you've really got to be efficient to run a farm that size," said Marathon County Extension Dairy Agent, Heather Schlesser. While there are efficient farms on the smaller scale, the reality is your traditional farms seem to be getting bigger.
Posted: 11/11/2013 - A state Senate committee plans to vote on approving a bill that would legalize raw milk sales in Wisconsin, but several obstacles remain to the measure becoming law.
Updated: 11/07/2013 - Wisconsin lawmakers are expressing concern that a new farm bill might contain provisions putting Wisconsin dairy farmers at a disadvantage when compared with those in other states.
Posted: 10/31/2013 - More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits go down starting Friday, just as Congress begins negotiations on further cuts.
Posted: 10/23/2013 - Producers are reminded of the new requirement to report their perennial forages and fall seeded crops by November 15, 2013 to their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office to meet FSA program eligibility requirements.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - The House has voted to hold formal negotiations with the Senate on a wide-ranging farm bill that sets policy for farm subsidies and food stamps.
Posted: 11/04/2013 - Students at Weston Elementary are bringing home backpacks of food thanks to "Blessing In A Backpack."
Posted: 10/02/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker still isn't sold on raw milk. Walker spoke about his reservations Wednesday when asked about the issue at the World Dairy Expo in Madison.
Posted: 09/24/2013 - This year's cranberry harvest is expected to be about 11 million barrels worldwide, or about the same as last year's.
Posted: 09/17/2013 - The value of Wisconsin's agricultural land inched up just 1 percent in the last year, well behind farmland value increases in neighboring states.
Updated: 09/12/2013 - Wausau FFA Alumni need your help. They're holding a scholarship auction on Saturday, September 14th in Wausau. All of the money raised will go to Wausau East and West High School FFA students as well as fund thousands of dollars in scholarships given out each year.