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Rain Slows Corn, Soybean Harvest in Wisconsin

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.

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Farm Bill Takes Aim at State Animal Welfare Laws

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.

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Program Designed to Help Prepare for Droughts

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.

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Saving the Family Farm: Passing the Operation on to the Next Generation

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.

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Saving the Family Farm: A Look at Large Dairy Farms and Why they Draw Controversy

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.

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Senate Committee to Vote on Raw Milk Bill

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.

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Baldwin Urges Caution on Milk Program Changes

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.

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Food Stamp Cuts Kick in as Congress Debates More

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.

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House Votes to Start Final Talks on Farm Bill

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.

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Wisconsin Farmland Values Slow

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.

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Wausau FFA Alumni Scholarship Auction Saturday

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.

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