Posted: 04/11/2014 - More than 18% of dairy farm families here in Wisconsin have no health insurance. Another 41 percent have high deductible plans that provide only major medical coverage. It has some families avoid medical treatment when they get hurt or even for chronic conditions. This is where, the Rural Health Initiative of Marathon County comes in.
Posted: 04/10/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Posted: 04/10/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implementation of the programs has been a top priority for USDA.
Posted: 04/09/2014 - It's finally starting to feel like spring out there, thanks to warmer weather and the melting snow. Now, if you're looking for some meal ideas for this time of year, no need to worry! The Wisconsin Beef Council stopped by NewsChannel 7 at Noon on Wednesday to share a few recipes.
Posted: 04/08/2014 - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.
Posted: 04/04/2014 - The long winter has made local maple syrup production difficult, but not impossible. There's still lots of time to produce enough of the natural sweetener to have a good yield, as long as mother nature gives in.
Posted: 04/04/2014 - Food prices in Wisconsin have remained relatively stable, although items such as meat, milk and eggs are a little more expensive.
Updated: 04/02/2014 - Farmers wouldn't be financially liable for the death of someone participating in an agricultural tourism activity under a bill that has cleared the Wisconsin Senate.
Posted: 04/01/2014 - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today announced the extension of the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program.
Posted: 03/31/2014 - The number of acres devoted to corn is expected to shrink about 4 percent this year as farmers devote more of their land to soybeans.
Posted: 03/27/2014 - Market analysts say political instability in the Ukraine, freeze damage and drought are conspiring to drive up wheat prices.
Updated: 03/27/2014 - Earlier this month it was reported that beef prices are at the highest they've been in nearly 30 years. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates food prices will increase between 2.5 and 3.5 percent in 2014.
Updated: 03/21/2014 - "We have a pretty good feeling that there's at least a minor chance for flooding across much of Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin River Valley which would include Marathon County, Lincoln County, south, all the way into Southern Wisconsin," said Jeff Last, Warning Coodination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
Posted: 03/17/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the expansion of the Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which provides low-interest financing to producers.
Updated: 03/05/2014 - Two of the four people charged with mistreating cows while working at a Brown County dairy farm have pleaded not guilty to charges.
Posted: 02/28/2014 - Nearly 3,400 farmers, researchers and others are gathering in Wisconsin to talk about organic farming.
Posted: 02/21/2014 - American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined.