July 3, 2014 - 4:45pm
A state park in Green Bay has rented a herd of sheep and goats that will spend the holiday weekend eating unwanted plants to make way for native vegetation. Dan Katers, who manages the farms and gardens at Heritage Hill, an historical interpretive park, said the 75 rented goats and 15 sheep are...
July 3, 2014 - 1:30pm
After months of negotiations, the United States and South Korea have finally reached an organic food trade agreement, a development that could benefit Wisconsin's dairy industry.
June 30, 2014 - 9:45am
While the month of June has been a very rainy month for much of Wisconsin, it's far from the rainiest on record, according to weather officials.
June 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
Recognizing the need to cultivate more new farmers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is rolling out several programs aimed at helping beginning farmers get through their first years.
June 24, 2014 - 1:30pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin giving grants to Midwestern farmers to grow more wildflowers, in hopes that doing so will improve dwindling honey bee populations.
June 10, 2014 - 6:45pm
Wisconsin cheese makers are worried that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may no longer let them use wooden boards to age their cheese, which helps control the ripening process.
June 10, 2014 - 12:45pm
Farmers have practically caught up with planting after a cold and wet spring, with the USDA estimating that the percentage of crops planted in Wisconsin is almost in line with the state’s five-year average.
June 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
The most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture census indicated that while the average age of traditional farmers has increased to 58, the average age of community supported agriculture (CSA) farmers is 38.
May 27, 2014 - 9:45am
Sales have been brisk at Wisconsin garden centers as homeowners look to replace shrubs and trees that were damaged by a long, cold winter. But experts say before people dig those plants up, they might want to take a closer look. Wisconsinites don't have to wander far to find a brown, dead-looking...
May 21, 2014 - 11:45am
Consumers are increasingly buying produce, dairy, and meat directly from Wisconsin farmers, at least part of which is linked to the rise of the local food movement.