May 8, 2014 - 5:15pm
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack outlined a number of new local food initiatives Thursday that are included in the most recent Farm Bill.
May 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
Farmers, tribes, local governments, and organizations have less than a month to apply for federal assistance to purchase agricultural easements, a designation used to protect farmland and prevent development. Federal lawmakers created the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program through the most...
May 6, 2014 - 4:30pm
The government report released on Tuesday predicts that while climate change may help increase crop yields in the Midwest in the short term, those gains will be offset in the long term by extreme weather.
May 6, 2014 - 11:15am
New data being gathered in western Chippewa County will help determine how frac sand mining and agriculture may impact groundwater levels, but the data-gathering process will take several years.
April 30, 2014 - 3:15pm
Heavy rain across Wisconsin may have ended drought in parts of the state, but it's also making fields wet and preventing farmers from tilling their land, spreading manure, or planting seeds.
April 28, 2014 - 4:15pm
Wisconsin has doubled the amount of land in the state that can be designated an agricultural enterprise area. The designation is one tool communities can use to help preserve farmland.
April 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
The Victory Garden Initiative, a project funded by private and corporate donations, has tried to bring better nutrition to the Milwaukee food desert over the past five years by planting orchards around the city.
April 28, 2014 - 2:30pm
Roughly a third of all farmers' markets in Wisconsin accept food stamps as payment, but that number could soon increase thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant program.
April 25, 2014 - 5:15pm
Rural Wisconsin needs better internet access: that's the consensus from a series of listening sessions being held by the United States Department of Agriculture.
April 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
As modern farming techniques and high-tech distractions become more common, members of the Ho-Chunk Nation are working to make sure that knowledge of indigenous plants and the act of gathering them is not lost.