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Pigs Smart as Dogs? Activists Pose the Question

Posted: 07/29/2013 - There's extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops.

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Great Gardens: The Nienow Garden

Updated: 07/22/2013 - Wikipedia calls curb appeal "the attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property." It's also something that a house in Kronenwetter has whole lot of! It's the Nienow's Great Garden.

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The Lincoln County Fair Continues in Merrill

Updated: 07/30/2013 - It's going to be another warm day out at the Lincoln County Fair in Merrill. There's plenty to do if you head up to the fairgrounds. There's plenty of rides, fair food, entertainment and farm animals as well.

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Heat, Humidity Impact Milk Production

Updated: 07/17/2013 - The heat and humidity can be hard on anyone who works or spends a great amount of time outdoors, but it can also be tough on milk-producing cows.

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Corn Crop Harvest Estimates Downgraded Slightly

Posted: 07/11/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its estimate of the corn crop, reflecting late planting in the Corn Belt caused by a wet spring.

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Report: Canned sweet corn big business in Wis.

Posted: 07/10/2013 - A new report from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater says growing and processing sweet corn contributes $130 million to the Wisconsin economy each year.

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UPDATE: Republicans Drop Food Stamps from Farm Bill

Updated: 07/11/2013 - Bruised from the defeat of a massive farm bill last month, Republicans are giving the legislation another chance by bringing up a pared-down version on the House floor Thursday.

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UPDATE: Appeal Filed for Sauk Co. Raw Milk Farmer

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Four jurors in a case involving a Wisconsin farmer who sold raw milk say they asked the judge to be lenient when he sentenced the farmer for violating a holding order placed on his products.

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Reid Pressures House to Pass Farm Bill

Posted: 06/24/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says his chamber won't pass an extension of farm policy this year and is pressuring the House to figure out how to pass a farm bill.

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Farm Bill Could Hinge on Dairy Vote

Posted: 06/17/2013 - Approval of a massive farm bill could hinge on a proposed new dairy program the House is expected to vote on this week.

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Wisconsin Produces most Maple Syrup since 1992

Posted: 06/17/2013 - A report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm says the state's farmers produced five times as much maple syrup this year as last year and the most since it began keeping track in 1992.

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FAA: Group Must get New Planes to Guide Cranes

Posted: 06/15/2013 - A conservation organization that uses ultralight planes to lead endangered whooping cranes south for the winter has to replace its aircraft by next spring to comply with Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

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