It's a weekend full of traditions, memory-making, and fun, for Rhonda Taylor's group, who come from all over to attend the Warrens Cranberry Festival each year. Photo courtesy Rhonda Taylor
Cranberry Crazies Pack Warrens for the Tiny Town’s Giant Fest

The annual Cranberry Fest isn’t only about the 1,200 vendor booths, three days of shopping, and hundreds of cran-filled foods. It’s the 140,000 visitors that make the event what it is. “I’ve told my family that no one can get married, give birth, or die that weekend because I will put them on ice and...

There are a few weigh-ins in the state. One of them is at the Altoona Ginormous Pumpkin Festival, where growers are competing for a top prize of $5,555, as the festival is in its fifth year. Photo courtesy Jim Suchanek
Go Big or Go(urd) Home: Giant Pumpkin Growers Compete for Wisconsin’s Top Prize

Every year, growers from across the state enter their colossal pumpkins in Altoona’s Ginormous Pumpkin Festival, hoping to have grown the heaviest. Fond du Lac’s Tom Montsma took home the top prize and set the state record at last year’s Altoona Ginormous Pumpkin Fest. So, what did his giant gourd weigh? A whopping 2,046 pounds!...

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5 Places to Pick-Your-Own Blueberries in Wisconsin

Blueberry season is in full swing and these local families still want to welcome yours to their farm! DID YOU KNOW? Blueberries are one of the rare fruits native to North America. 95% of the world’s blueberries come from our continent. “This season is the finest we’ve ever seen and the picking is amazing,” Rick...

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Farmers in 27 Wisconsin Counties Will Get Help Amid ‘Near-Drought’ Conditions

Crop yields are coming in behind average as scattered showers and thunderstorms fail to make up for a lengthy stretch of not enough rain.

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Rural Advocates Want to Take on Monopoly Power and Help Family Farmers

Participants of the 2023 Rural Policy Action Summit spoke about how to expand resources for those in rural communities, among other topics.

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4 Reasons You Should Be Paying Attention to the Farm Bill

The Farm Bill provides food assistance for 41 million Americans, funds land conservation practices, is a huge source of federal investment in rural communities, and ensures all Americans they have access to a safe, stable supply of food.

The Average Dairy Farm Has Only Turned a Profit Twice in the Past 20 Years

Our license plates say "America's Dairyland." Our state has more dairy farms than any other. And our farmers have set a new annual record for milk production every year since 2009. But the future is looking grim for Wisconsin's dairy industry.