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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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Grocers Allege Potato Group Pumped up Spud Prices

Posted: 06/13/2013 - A U.S. wholesale grocer says America's potato farmers are running an illegal price-fixing scheme, driving up spud prices while spying on farmers with satellites to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can grow.

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Dairy farmers Disagree on Sales of Raw milk

Posted: 06/10/2013 - When it comes to the sale of raw milk, even dairy farmers who drink their own raw product disagree over whether they and their peers should be allowed to sell it.

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32nd Dairyfest Kicks Off in Marshfield

Posted: 06/07/2013 - Dairyfest 2013 kicked off in Marshfield Friday morning, with hundreds of people attending the annual Mayor's Dairy breakfast. The event was held at the Central Wisconsin State Fair Expo Building.

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Sheriff's Office: Mink Theft Not Work of Activists

Posted: 06/05/2013 - The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office says the recent thefts of more than 300 baby mink from a Wisconsin farm doesn't look like the work of animal rights activists.

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