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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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Female and/or Minority Advisor Needed for Local FSA Committee

Posted: 01/15/2010 - The Wausau Farm Service Agency (FSA) office is seeking interested female or minority producers in Marathon County to serve as an advisor to the local FSA County Committee, according to county executive director, Diana Pernsteiner.

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USDA Implements New Crop Disaster Assistance Program

Posted: 01/15/2010 - 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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Raw Milk Dumped At Capitol Protest

Updated: 01/14/2010 - A state-appointed committee will soon consider whether raw milk should be sold in Wisconsin, and if so, under what conditions.

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Bio-fuel Growth Raises Concerns About Forests

Posted: 11/21/2009 - PARK FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- The quest for alternative energy is raising fears that too much logging debris such as limbs and bark will be removed from the nation's forests.

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Marathon County Farmers Win Big Award

Updated: 11/20/2009 - Peter and Suzie Arnold are the 2009 Conservation Farmers of the Year. They were given the award by the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association.

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Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Begins

Posted: 11/09/2009 - Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced that the 2009 FSA county committee elections began as ballots are being mailed to eligible voters. The deadline for eligible voters to return ballots to their local FSA offices is December 7, 2009.

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Educational ACRE Meetings Scheduled for Marathon County

Posted: 11/06/2009 - Before farmers enroll in another year of the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP), they may want to consider again whether they should designate one or more of their farms as ACRE farms. To help farmers make an informed decision regarding ACRE, two educational meetings are being planned.

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