November 19, 2014 - 5:05pm
According to the latest Wisconsin Agriculture Statistics publication, farm expenses were up last year in Wisconsin in part because the cost of producing food was higher than it was in previous years.
November 17, 2014 - 12:40pm
Gov. Scott Walker talking to cranberry growers during his gubernatorial campaign earlier this year. Photo: Rich Kremer/WPR News.
The state has signed off on a plan to increase a fee paid by cranberry growers to help pay for scientific research, though Wisconsin's cranberry board won’t increase the fee until the cranberry market improves.
November 12, 2014 - 5:20pm
A still from a video released by an animal rights group, allegedly showing an Andrus Dairy employee kicking a cow.
The animal protection group Mercy for Animals has released a video showing cows being treated roughly at a Wisconsin dairy farm.
October 27, 2014 - 4:40pm
Holm Girls Dairy in northwestern Wisconsin is part of the CROPP cooperative, which according to the USDA is among the top 100 agricultural cooperatives in the country. Photo: Ryan Griffis (CC-BY-NC-SA).
The agricultural cooperative movement is alive and well in Wisconsin: According to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state has the fourth-largest number of cooperatives in the nation.
October 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
Photo: Quimby (CC-BY-NC-SA).
A poll by Consumer Reports finds doctors are concerned about the meat industry's use of antibiotics, saying overuse makes these medicines less effective when humans get sick.
October 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
Kewaunee County contains about 200 dairy farms that may be linked to groundwater pollution there. Photo: James Stutzman (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Six environmental groups are filing a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requesting emergency action to protect groundwater in Kewaunee County, where the groups say the state has failed to properly address nitrate and bacteria pollution that may be linked to cow manure from the county's approximately 200 dairy farms.
October 10, 2014 - 3:50pm
Photo: Eric (CC-BY-NC-SA).
A new study has found that bird populations around the croplands used for biofuels — grasslands in particular — are faring well.
October 10, 2014 - 2:50pm
A sunset over a farm in south-central Wisconsin. Photo: Jib (CC-BY-NC).
A forum in Stevens Point on Saturday will look at the effects of climate change and global warming on Wisconsin's farm economy.
October 7, 2014 - 5:00am
Future Farmers of America (FFA) membership is at a 30-year high in Wisconsin, with more and more middle and high school students getting involved in agriculture education.
September 29, 2014 - 5:30pm
Wild rice beds in northern Wisconsin. Photo: USFW Midwest (CC-BY).
This year's wild rice harvest was slightly lower than normal, thanks to severe storms and high water levels. Those factors, which reflect trends associated with climate change, have left one biologist worried about the future of manoomin in Wisconsin, a crop of significance for many Native tribes.