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CSA: Allowing the Family Farm to Survive and Thrive

Updated: 04/24/2009 - As people become more conscientious of where their food comes from, consumers are turning their attention to community supported agriculture, and in turn allowing small family farms to thrive.

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Cold Temperatures Lead to Great Season for Maple Syrup Farmers

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Any of you who have taken a walk through the woods recently may have noticed sap falling from the trees, and that means it's maple syrup season. But one local farmer says this year's harvest is unlike any other.

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Wisconsin Farmers to Grow more Hay, Less Wheat

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Wisconsin farmers plan to plant 2 million acres of hay this year, a 5 percent increase from last year's 1.9 million acres. That's according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which released its planting forecast Tuesday.

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Prices for Key Wisconsin Farm Crops Drop

Posted: 03/09/2009 - The U.S. Dpartment of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service says it expects prices in Wisconsin for milk, calves, corn, soybeans, oats, potatoes, alfalfa and other hay to drop from January to February.

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Gray Wolf to Stay off Endangered Species List

Posted: 03/06/2009 - The U.S. Interior Secretary is upholding a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and the Great Lakes from the endangered list. He says the Endangered Species Act successfully had kept the wolf from going extinct in the two regions.

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Naming Cows Not Nonsense

Updated: 07/16/2009 - Area farmers agree with a new study that suggests naming dairy cows can result in higher milk production.

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3 Nominees Win White House Farmer Poll

Posted: 02/01/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Farmers from Wisconsin, Washington and California have won an online poll to choose nominees for a White House farmer.

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Federal Government Takes Gray Wolf Off Endangered Species List

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Bush administration says it is removing gray wolves in the western Great Lakes and northern Rocky Mountains from the federal endangered species list. The government has tried previously to remove wolves in both regions from the endangered list and return management authority to the states.

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Cheese Price Drops Hits Wisconsin Farmers

Posted: 01/12/2009 - The price of cheese has lost about 40% of its value in the last 30 days. About 80% of the state's milk is used to produce cheese, so cheese prices largely determine milk prices paid to farmers.

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