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Altenburg's Country Gardens Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Updated: 09/25/2014 - A local pumpkin patch is celebrating a big milestone. Altenburg's Country Gardens in Wisconsin Rapids is turning 50! After more than five decades, they're still doing business the ole fashioned way.

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USDA Details New Risk-based Farm Payment Programs

Posted: 09/25/2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says farmers can begin signing up for new safety net programs next week established in the 2014 farm bill that replace the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on risks farmers face.

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Marathon Co. Board Passes IoH Resolution

Updated: 09/23/2014 - .The Dairy Agent for the UW-Extension says the Marathon County Board passed a resolution that has to deal with Category B implements on county roads.

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USDA: Nebraska Corn Harvest Progress Lagging

Posted: 09/23/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says sunshine and higher-than-normal temperatures across much of the state last week helped crops mature.

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4th Graders Learn About Life on the Farm

Updated: 09/19/2014 - Forth grade students from across the DC Everest School District are getting a chance to experience what life is like on a farm.

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September is Soybean Month here in Wisconsin!

Updated: 09/15/2014 - There's a 'miracle bean' growing in Wisconsin fields! It's soybeans! The 67th Alice in Dairyland stopped by NewsChannel 7 at Noon on Monday to talk all about them!

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USDA Boosts Corn, Soybean Harvest to New Records

Posted: 09/11/2014 - The nation's corn and soybean farmers will harvest by far the largest crops ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report.

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New Agritourism Law Protects Farmers Against Civil Liability

Posted: 08/17/2014 - It's almost that time when many people will be heading out to local farms to go on hayrides, go apple-picking, or just tour around the farm, but a new agritourism law has new legal steps to protect farmers from civil liability.

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Free At-Home Health Screenings for Farmers

Updated: 08/13/2014 - For many of us we don't think twice about going to see our doctor, but not all farm families have that kind of time, money, or accessibility.

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Apprentice Program Trains Next Generation of Farmers

Updated: 08/14/2014 - In Wisconsin, the census shows the state lost 8,700 farms in the last five years and the average age of a farmer is 57-years-old. To make sure farming remains a staple in our state, the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship was start in Medford.

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