Posted: 04/11/2013 - A key senator says farm growers have signed off on key parts of a new program to bring farm workers to the U.S., moving a major immigration bill one step closer to passage.
Updated: 04/09/2013 - The 65th Alice in Dairyland, Rochelle Ripp, is in our area teaching kids about Wisconsin agriculture this week. She's giving a presentation in schools called "Growing a Healthy Wisconsin." It's a joint partnership between the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Posted: 04/05/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm has reversed a plan to eliminate some monthly reports that dairy farmers and milk processors say are important to their business.
Posted: 04/04/2013 - A group representing Wisconsin farmers said its lobbying agenda this spring will include opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate limits on foreign land ownership.
Updated: 04/03/2013 - A 53-year-old Price County man has died after an accident at a farm in Catawba.
Posted: 04/02/2013 - The value of farmland in Wisconsin keeps increasing as farmers benefiting from high corn and soybean prices invest in land.
Posted: 04/01/2013 - Milk production declined across most of the nation in February, but Wisconsin and Minnesota weathered the decrease better than most other states.
Posted: 03/29/2013 - It might only be March, but preparations are well underway for the 2013 Wisconsin Valley Fair. It's one of the oldest and largest agricultural fairs in Wisconsin.
Posted: 03/29/2013 - Wisconsin agricultural producers have a shot at a growing market with an upcoming trade mission to Colombia.
Posted: 03/28/2013 - The USDA is releasing its first estimate of the 2013 crop size in its spring planting report.
Posted: 03/22/2013 - Wisconsin agriculture officials say corn herbicides containing isoxaflutole can't be sold or used in Wisconsin.
Updated: 03/15/2013 - Located just north of Wausau on Highway K, the Northcentral Technical College Agriculture Center for Excellence sits on 110 acres of land. It opened up in 2011. From the outside, it resembles your typical farm, but walk inside and you'll find that something sets it apart from most. "The biggest difference here is because it's a school but otherwise the rest of it is pretty much, we try to keep it as close to a regular family farm is what we can," says Dan Radtke, a herdsman.
Posted: 03/14/2013 - State agricultural officials say they've reached a settlement with a Clark County farmer accused of slaughtering livestock without a license.
Posted: 03/14/2013 - A Wisconsin Gouda has been named the nation's top cheese.
Updated: 03/13/2013 - A leading dairy group is criticizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to eliminate its milk production reports.
Posted: 03/11/2013 - Citizens have been fighting against a proposed 6,000 acre commercial dairy farm for months.
Posted: 03/06/2013 - Wisconsin FSA reminds producers that March 15, 2013, is the application deadline to sign up for the Non-Insured Assistance Program coverage on most spring-seeded crops.
Posted: 03/06/2013 - Wisconsin's egg-laying hens had a good year last year, increasing their total output by 7 percent over 2011 figures.