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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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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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