Agriculture


What the Future of Rural America Could Look Like After Trump
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.

What the Future of Rural America Could Look Like After Trump
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.

John and Halee Wepking and their children stand in a wheat field that will be harvested soon at their farm in Ridgeway. The grain from the hard red spring wheat will be milled into flour at their Meadowlark Organics business. The family along with Paul Bickford farm 950 acres with ancient grains and dried beans. (Photo © Andy Manis)
COVID Baking Boom Has Been a Boon for Local Grain Farmers

Meadowlark Organics building a new structure on Ridgeway farm to include test kitchen and two mills to produce their own flour on the farm.

Push for Bigger and Bigger Farms Hurting Many in Wisconsin
Push for Bigger and Bigger Farms Hurting Many in Wisconsin

Farm groups want changes in how markets encourage gluts and low prices, but the Trump administration is unlikely to go along.

Small Farmers See Little Hope and No Future for Their Livelihood
Small Farmers See Little Hope for Livelihood

Stressors include Trump’s trade wars, tariffs, low milk prices, COVID-19.

Thousands of Wisconsin Farmers Need Help. There's No Guarantee They'll Get It.
Thousands of Wisconsin Farmers Apply for Help, Again

Deadline approaching for a small, one-time check as the pandemic rocks already volatile markets.