Agriculture


Nourish Farms barn
A Landmark Farm Enjoys New Life as a Community Education Center with a Focus on Healthy Food

The Sheboygan Falls area comes together to create a space for growing, cooking, dining, learning—and getting some fresh air.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Voted Against a Program for Farmers Four Years Ago. Now He Wants Them to Apply

The Dairy Margin Coverage program to help farmers weather tough market forces was authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill—legislation that Sen. Ron Johnson voted against. But in a recent tweet, Johnson encouraged farmers in Wisconsin to apply for the program, without mentioning his no vote.

How Wisconsin Became the Cranberry Capital of the World

Did You Know: The humble cranberry was named the official state fruit in 2004? And Wisconsin currently produces more than half of the world’s supply!

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Wisconsin Farmers Want to See Less Political Obstruction and More Focus on What Really Needs to Be Done

Republicans are finding it easier to talk “tough” about trade with China instead of taking on corporations that are suppressing competition and hurting farmers and consumers.

If You Give a Class a Calf: Registration Now Open for Wisconsin’s ‘Adopt a Cow’ Program

Classrooms can follow the life of a calf through its first year on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Looking for a classroom pet? How about a 100-pound dairy calf–No cage or cleanup required?! Now through Sept. 15, teachers can register for “Adopt a Cow,” a free, year-long experience that allows classrooms to follow a calf through...

Dane County Farmers Market
Calling All Home Chefs! Your Best Recipes Needed as Wisconsin’s Biggest Farmers’ Market Turns 50.

Cookbook to showcase unique ways to use Wisconsin-grown or made products from the hundreds of producers at the Dane County Farmers’ Market.

Cows graze on a Trempeauleau County farm. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Large Farms Worsen Water Quality Concerns, Report Finds 

Environmental groups find waste from mega-farms is endangering water throughout the state.