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DNR To Do Full Environmental Study On Proposed Hog Megafarm

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

The Department of Natural Resources says it will require a full environmental impact study of a proposed hog "megafarm" in northern Wisconsin. Full Story

20-year-old Wisconsin cheddar makes debut at $209 a pound

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:06 PM

A Wisconsin cheesemaker is debuting a 20-year-old cheddar this week that's short in supply and big on price. Full Story

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory
California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound mark. Full Story

Dairy Producers Aim to Take Advantage of Favorable Market

posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Dairy Producers Aim to Take Advantage of Favorable Market
Dairy cows have never been as valuable as they are today. Producers are doing their part to take advantage of favorable market. Full Story

Wisconsin Is The Big Cheese In Cheese

posted on March 21, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Swiss Emmentaler named world's best cheese. Full Story

Healthier Lunches Law Has Unintended Consequences

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:19 PM

While the legislation requires students take a fruit and vegetable, it cannot force them to eat it — and many students choose not to. Full Story

USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In Midwest

posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Dairy farmers and ranchers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas can qualify for about $3 million to reseed pastures with alfalfa, clover and other plants appealing to both bees and livestock. Full Story

In Rural Wisconsin, Nurses Come To The Farm

posted on December 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM

U.S. Department of Agriculture says 36 percent of U.S. dairy farmers lacked health insurance in 2011. Full Story

DiGiornio Severs Ties With Wisconsin Dairy Farm for Alleged Animal Abuse

posted on December 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows. Full Story

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency
Autumn in the Midwest offers a colorful backdrop for farmers taking to the field to reap what they’ve sown. And while fall harvest is a common sight across the land, what one group outside the town of Antigo is pulling out of the ground is... Full Story

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest. Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where they've slashed budgets with a... Full Story

Cranberry Farmers Struggle As Surplus Drops Prices

posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM

The drop in prices comes after many growers invested in replanting or creating new bogs. Full Story

May Snow Cools Corn Belt's Progress

posted on May 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM

May Snow Cools Corn Belt's Progress
This week started with some delayed warm and dry conditions. The weather pattern allowed for corn planting to finally occur. But growers are still well behind the average pace as only 5 percent of the corn crop was in the ground according to USDA’s... Full Story

U.S. Delegation Takes Trade Talk to China

posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM

U.S. Delegation Takes Trade Talk to China
While trade missions to foreign countries are normally a blip on the import-export scene, one group of governors and businesspeople embarked on a noteworthy six-day visit to China last week. The key difference with this trade summit, and most... Full Story

Wisconsin Town Barred From Beefing Up Farm Water Rules

posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt a blow to environmentalists concerned about water pollution from huge livestock farms Wednesday, when it said communities couldn't set stricter standards than the state. The ruling was... Full Story
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