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Alice in Dairyland Talks About the Return of Farmers Markets

Updated: 04/22/2014 - Spring is in the air and one sure sign is the return of farmers markets across the state. Wisconsin is home to more than 250 of them and they provide the perfect opportunity for you to get a better understanding about how food makes its way to your kitchen table.

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USDA Establishes Rural Business Investment Program

Posted: 04/21/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing a new program that will provide $150 million to help small agriculture-related startups in rural areas that need cash to expand.

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Rural Health Initiative of Marathon County Looking for Part-Time Nurse

Posted: 04/11/2014 - More than 18% of dairy farm families here in Wisconsin have no health insurance. Another 41 percent have high deductible plans that provide only major medical coverage. It has some families avoid medical treatment when they get hurt or even for chronic conditions. This is where, the Rural Health Initiative of Marathon County comes in.

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Wisconsin Beef Council Shares Recipes for Wraps and Spring Rolls

Posted: 04/09/2014 - It's finally starting to feel like spring out there, thanks to warmer weather and the melting snow. Now, if you're looking for some meal ideas for this time of year, no need to worry! The Wisconsin Beef Council stopped by NewsChannel 7 at Noon on Wednesday to share a few recipes.

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US Bacon Prices rise after Virus Kills Young Pigs

Posted: 04/08/2014 - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

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Local Maple Syrup Season Slow, But Promising

Posted: 04/04/2014 - The long winter has made local maple syrup production difficult, but not impossible. There's still lots of time to produce enough of the natural sweetener to have a good yield, as long as mother nature gives in.

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Shoppers Cope With Sky High Food Prices

Updated: 03/27/2014 - Earlier this month it was reported that beef prices are at the highest they've been in nearly 30 years. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates food prices will increase between 2.5 and 3.5 percent in 2014.

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National Weather Service, Local Farmers Keeping an Eye on Risk of Flooding

Updated: 03/21/2014 - "We have a pretty good feeling that there's at least a minor chance for flooding across much of Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin River Valley which would include Marathon County, Lincoln County, south, all the way into Southern Wisconsin," said Jeff Last, Warning Coodination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

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USDA Enhances Farm Storage Facility Loan Program

Posted: 03/17/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers.

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UPDATE: 2 Plead Not Guilty to Abusing Cows

Updated: 03/05/2014 - Two of the four people charged with mistreating cows while working at a Brown County dairy farm have pleaded not guilty to charges.

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