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65th Alice in Dairyland Talks About Flavoring Your Holiday Meal with WI Products

Updated: 11/19/2012 - It may be hard to believe, but the holidays are literally right around the corner. That means you're probably looking for ways to add flavor to your holidays meals or maybe you're just trying to find the right gift for those on you Christmas list. Whatever the case maybe, why not choose foods, gifts, and unique treasures that are truly Something Special from Wisconsin.

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Drought Hurt Wis. Corn, But Minn. Harvest Strong

Posted: 11/14/2012 - Corn production is down by double-digit percentages in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states, but Minnesota is one of the few states where this year's corn harvest has improved.

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Reviving Heritage Birds - A "Different" Option for your Holiday Turkey

Updated: 11/08/2012 - 1st generation farmers - Chris Holman and Maria Davis - take their hobby farm in Custer and turn it into a small operations. They process 3,400 chickens, 200 turkeys, & 300 ducks. However, they don't raise "conventional" birds, they raise Heritage Birds.

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Soaking Rains Give Farmers a Boost

Posted: 10/23/2012 - Last week's soaking rains have added some much-needed moisture to parched soil around much of Wisconsin.

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Dairy Farm Safety Net Dies with Farm Bill

Posted: 10/21/2012 - Small dairy farmers in the Northeast and Wisconsin say a tough year has been made worse by Congress' failure to pass a new farm bill before the old one expired.

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Food For America

Updated: 10/18/2012 - Students from Wausau West High School left the classroom for some learning down on the farm. FFA members taught 4th graders a thing or two about where their food comes from Wednesday at their annual "Food For America" event.

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Pumpkin Farmers have Smashing Crop Despite Drought

Posted: 10/10/2012 - Pumpkin farmers say they expect their crop to be one of a few bright spots in a year when most farms have been hit hard by a severe drought that stretches across much of the U.S.

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Low Interest Marketing Loans Available

Posted: 10/09/2012 - The USDA Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that nine-month low interest commodity loans are available. Commodity loans are a valuable marketing tool by providing operating capital at competitive rates and offering flexible repayment at the time a commodity is sold or marketed.

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Check out the First Ever "Farm to Fork Dinner" in Athens Sunday

Updated: 10/09/2012 - The first ever "Farm to Fork Dinner" is just a few days away. It's going to be held at Stoney Acres Farm in Athens on Sunday. They're located at 7002 Rangeline Road. The goal of the event is to teach us about locally grown foods.

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A Very Berry Masterpiece

Updated: 10/06/2012 - The time has come to "Pick Your Crandidate" and the people at Wetherby Cranberry Company won't let you forget it.

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High Court to Hear Rarmer, Monsanto Seed Dispute

Posted: 10/05/2012 - The Supreme Court is agreeing to hear a dispute between a soybean farmer and Monsanto Co. over the company's efforts to limit farmer's use of its patented, genetically engineered Roundup Ready seeds.

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2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program Sign-up Now Available

Posted: 10/03/2012 - Marathon County Farm Service Agency County Executive Director, Matt Peplinski, reminds producers that the sign-up period for the 2011 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will begin on October 22, 2012 and ends on June 7, 2013. SURE provides assistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses due to natural disasters.

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Ranchers See Increase in Grass Thefts Amid Drought

Posted: 10/03/2012 - Some ranchers have started cutting neighbors' fences or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures amid an extreme drought that has caused a spike in hay prices.

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Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Posted: 10/01/2012 - It's a time-honored Fall tradition- heading out to the pumpkin patch to pick that perfect one.

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