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States Weighing Labels on Genetically Altered Food

Posted: 01/22/2014 - States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering requiring labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients, which account for two-thirds of the processed foods on American grocery shelves.

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Soup Recipes from the Wisconsin Beef Council

Posted: 01/15/2014 - Now that it's a new year, chances are you're working on that New Year's resolution. If it's to get healthier in the new year, you're in luck! The Wisconsin Beef Council stopped by NewsChannel 7 at Noon to share two soup recipes that are not only good to eat, but pretty healthy too.

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Pork Producers Call for More Humane Treatment

Posted: 01/10/2014 - Animal rights groups are welcoming this week's announcements by two meat companies that call for producers to treat hogs being raised for slaughter more humanely.

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USDA Opens Door to New Herbicide-Resistant Seeds

Posted: 01/03/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening the door to commercial sales of genetically engineered corn and soybean seeds that are resistant to a weed killer best known as an ingredient in the Vietnam War-era herbicide Agent Orange.

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Federal Survey Shows Risks to Young Kids on Farms

Posted: 12/20/2013 - New federal data show a greater risk of injury to young children on farms even though the overall number of youth hurt in agricultural accidents continues to decline.

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USDA Farm Storage Loans Available

Posted: 12/10/2013 - Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers that Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) are available through FSA.

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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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