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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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State Reports Drop in Dairy Herd Numbers

Posted: 06/18/2012 - The state's Agriculture Department has announced its latest dairy herd count numbers and they say there is a drop in herd numbers.

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Study: Cougars Migrating across Midwest

Updated: 06/14/2012 - A new study suggests cougars are again spreading across the Midwest, a century after the generally reclusive predators were hunted to near extinction in much of the region.

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Senate Takes up Farm Bill that Changes Safety Nets

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The Senate has begun consideration of a farm and food bill that would bring fundamental changes to how the government protects food growers during hard times, including putting an end to paying farmers regardless of whether they plant a crop.

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Growing Conditions Just Right for Wisconsin Farmers

Updated: 05/23/2012 - Sunny and warm growing conditions are helping Wisconsin farm fields along. According to the Wisconsin Ag Connection, farmers are working hard to plant corn and soybeans while cutting first crop hay.

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Tips to Help Keep You Safe on the Farm

Updated: 05/14/2012 - It's something that happens all too often, farm-related accidents. On Friday, we told you about a 3-year-old boy who died after getting run over by a skid steer near Athens. It's accidents like this, that have experts urging you to stay safe out in those farm fields.

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