Agriculture


Gary and Patty Edelburg operate a 120-cow dairy herd near Amherst and have struggled in recent years to make ends meet amid continued low and volatile milk prices. The Edelbergs support a proposal announced last week by Gov. Tony Evers to include $43 million in spending on multiple agriculture initiatives in the 2021-23 state budget that will be finalized later this year. (Photo courtesy of Patty Edelburg)
How a Lifeline Thrown to Rural Wisconsin Would Help the Entire State Economy

Federal CARES money kept farms alive, but state investment would help a sector that does $100 billion in annual business.

Kevin Mahalko manages a family-run organic dairy farm near Gilman. (Photo supplied)
Vilsack Is Back. Wisconsin Farmers Show Cautious Optimism for His Second Round as Ag Secretary.

Having already led the USDA under Obama, he’ll be walking a tightrope between corporate and family farm interests.

A Wisconsin farmer works his field outside Marshall in early August. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Pandemic Help for Wisconsin Farmers Was Too Little, Too Late

Dollars sent to other states, trade wars, and a long delay from Congress leave agriculture no less precarious than when the year started.

A farm in the town of Springfield. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Trump Farm Aid Dollars Meant for Wisconsin End up in Ag Secretary’s Region

A report by the Government Accountability Office shows how America’s Dairyland is subsidizing large Southern producers.

A Wisconsin farmer works his field outside Marshall in early August. (Photo © Andy Manis)
What the Future of Rural America Could Look Like After Trump

Convention group outlines what hasn’t worked and what’s needed before it’s too late.

A Wisconsin farmer works his field outside Marshall in early August. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Rural Political Group Adds Wisconsin Members and Takes Aim at Trump’s Record

Rural America Fund to focus on harm done by trade wars and mismanagement, hurting Main Street in small communities

12,000 Wisconsin Farmers Will Receive Up to $3,500 in Federal Aid
12,000 Wisconsin Farmers Received Up to $3,500 in Federal Aid

One-time payments part of Wisconsin Farm Support Program funded by CARES Act.