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USDA Opens Conservation Land for Haying, Grazing

Updated: 07/24/2012 - Wisconsin farmers will be allowed to cut hay and graze cattle on land in conservation programs under a loosening of restrictions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Great Gardens: A Garden by the Lake

Updated: 07/23/2012 - A Northern Adams County woman loves to spend time in her garden. But some of Barb Herreid's work is also to protect the water next to her and her husband's dream retirement home.

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Crowd Fills Auditorium at Mega Farm Meeting

Updated: 07/20/2012 - Emotions ran high Thursday night at a town board meeting in Wood County to discuss a controversial proposal to build a 6,000 acre dairy farm with 3,500 cows in the Town of Saratoga.

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Lincoln Co. Fair - Runs through Sunday in Merrill

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Whether you love the carnival rides or like to chow down on the deep fried goodies - it's just exciting to know what fair season has returned. And kicking off the festivities in our area is the Lincoln Co. Fair in Merrill. The fair runs through Sunday.

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Extreme heat cuts milk production

Posted: 07/17/2012 - Dairy farmers in Wisconsin are trying to keep their herds cool in this extreme heat in order to sustain milk production.

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Great Gardens: Maria's Garden

Updated: 07/23/2012 - Master Gardener Maria Edelstein of rural Marshfield credits her grandma for giving her a love of working in the yard. She credits her dog, Dusty for helping to keep the deer out of it.

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USDA Announces Steps to help Farmers with Drought

Updated: 07/12/2012 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is streamlining the process for farmers to apply for government disaster help as crops in many states burn up in the widest drought in nearly 25 years.

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Proposed Dairy Farm Could Brings Jobs to Wood County

Posted: 07/10/2012 - Plans to build a large dairy farm south of Wisconsin Rapids have some residents up in arms. The 6,000 acre Wysocki Dairy and Produce Farm would be built in the Town of Saratoga.

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Walker Declares State of Emergency due to Dry Conditions

Updated: 07/10/2012 - Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in 42 southern Wisconsin counties Monday due to drought or abnormally dry conditions as the state continues to suffer from a brutal heat wave and lack of rain.

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Missouri Growers Seek to Elevate the Elderberry

Posted: 06/26/2012 - A type of berry more commonly found in roadside ditches than supermarket shelves is being cultivated by some Midwest farmers hoping to tap into consumer demand for natural remedies and local food.

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Job Opportunity with the Marathon County Farm Service Agency

Posted: 06/21/2012 - In an effort to continue the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cultural Transformation efforts, Matthew Peplinski, County Executive Director for the Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that the Marathon County Farm Service Agency in Wausau, Wisconsin is seeking candidates to include on the current fulltime, permanent program technician team.

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