Last year, Wisconsin berry farmers had some tricky weather patterns to work with, some even losing a good portion of their crop. But, for Engleberry Farm, things are blossoming in fairly good and normal conditions this year.
An annual plant sale is returning to Wausau Saturday after taking a couple of years off from the pandemic. The North Central Wisconsin Master Gardeners Association will be selling plants that are grown right from the group’s volunteers’ gardens at Marathon Park.
The beginning of the pandemic exposed issues in the meat processing industry across the country and the logjam many local farmers find when trying to get meat to customers. After two years, Wisconsin farmers say they face the same challenges in getting animals to the table.
Hog producers who sold hogs through a spot market sale during the COVID-19 pandemic now have until April 15 to submit their applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program.
Gov. Tony Evers is committing up to $8.2 million in financial support to help a coalition of paper and forestry stakeholders apply for a federal grant. The goal is to help ensure the long-term viability of the state’s paper and forest products industry, which is the largest in the nation.
Ginseng is not just a root, not to people in central Wisconsin, at least. It is a story of the people and places it grows, tying the individuals raised with it with an eternal knot, like Craig Thompson.
Over the past two years, Miltrim Farms has been working to reduce pollution and contaminants in its runoff water. And, with the help of some new technology, the farm will be able to see how its practices have been going in the next six months.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released its findings of the hurdles people who participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program face when trying to maintain a healthy diet. It found nearly nine in 10 people have some kind of barrier.
By Heather Poltrock, The Associated Press and Emily Davies
The state Supreme Court says state regulators can impose operating conditions on factory farms and consider high-capacity wells’ cumulative environmental impacts when weighing whether to grant permits.
As research continues to analyze the full scope and impact of the problem of nitrate-contaminated groundwater in the central sands region of Wisconsin, newer research is turning toward finding solutions to the problem.