January 30, 2014 - 5:15pm
Republican state lawmakers are weighing a plan that would roll back the power of the Department of Natural Resources to regulate high capacity wells in Wisconsin.
January 29, 2014 - 4:30pm
The U.S. House has passed a new Farm Bill, which includes major reforms that aim to stabilize dairy prices.
January 28, 2014 - 6:45pm
The new permit would cover all farm equipment and vehicles heavier than 92,000 pounds. Photo: John Hartnup (CC-BY-SA)
State Sen. Jerry Petrowski, R-Marathon, and Rep. Keith Ripp, R-Lodi, both of whom are farmers, are backing a bill that would update transportation rules for agricultural machinery.
January 27, 2014 - 10:30am
Spending on hired labor increased by almost $100 million in Wisconsin in 2013. Photo: Public domain.
As operations expand and wages increase, farms in Wisconsin are spending more on hired labor.
January 23, 2014 - 6:45pm
Wisconsin produced a record 27.7 billion pounds of milk in 2013. Photo: DNR
Wisconsin’s dairy industry continued to break production and revenue records in 2013, and researchers predict that those trends will continue. According to this year’s Status of Wisconsin Agriculture report produced by the University of Wisconsin, a record 27.7 billion pounds of milk was produced...
January 17, 2014 - 11:00am
Republican state lawmakers are again exploring a plan that would lift the Wisconsin's longstanding ban on selling large tracts of farmland to foreign investors.
January 16, 2014 - 11:30pm
Shelley Ryan, of Wisconsin Public Television's "The Wisconsin Gardener."
Wisconsin Public Television is saddened by the death of Shelley Ryan, longtime host and producer of "The Wisconsin Gardener."
December 26, 2013 - 11:00am
Editor's Note: Many of us have particular rituals that make Christmas feel complete. Justin Isherwood’s farm family marked the day with a trip to the trout stream. Christmas at our house was sandwiched between morning chores, cleaning the barn, washing the milkers, feeding the young stock and to...
August 31, 2013 - 12:55am
Parts of western Wisconsin are once again experiencing a moderate drought. A very wet spring took Wisconsin out of last year's devastating drought, but since about July 1 rainfall has been spotty in the western half of the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor has labeled western Wisconsin as abnormally...
August 14, 2013 - 6:00am
Wisconsin's dairy industry could benefit from China's decision to ban certain dairy products from New Zealand . New Zealand's largest dairy producer, Fonterra, issued international recalls after it found possible contamination in some of its products: Whey proteins may have picked up botulism-...