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Many Potatoes Have Roots in Langlade County

Updated: 04/01/2010 - It's a busy time of year for potato farmers in Langlade County. In fact, they're one of the top producers of seed potatoes in the country.

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FSA SURE Crop Disaster Program Sign-up Continues

Posted: 03/15/2010 - Producers who suffered crop production losses due to natural disasters during the 2008 crop year currently have the opportunity to sign up for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE).

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USDA 2010 DCP and ACRE Sign Up Ends June 1, 2010

Posted: 03/15/2010 - The Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that June 1, 2010 is the deadline to sign up for the 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) and the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP).

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Reviewing the Rules on Factory Farms

Posted: 03/03/2010 - State officials and area residents came together Wednesday night to talk about the rules regulating mega farms and the concerns locals have about them.

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Foreign Landowner Notification

Posted: 02/11/2010 - The Marathon County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency informs foreign investors who buy, sell or hold a direct or indirect interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required report their holdings and transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

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Wisconsin is a Leader in Organic Farming

Posted: 02/11/2010 - Governor Jim Doyle announced today that Wisconsin is second in the nation in the number of organic farms, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural (USDA) Statistics Service.

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Mega Farm Proposed In Taylor County

Updated: 01/20/2010 - A so-called mega farm may be setting up shop in Taylor County. The owners of North Breeze Dairy bought land about 3 miles south of Medford.

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USDA Implements New Crop Disaster Assistance Program

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has implemented the new Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program (SURE) in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill.

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