Agriculture


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.

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.

Cows graze at a farm near Blanchardville.  (Photo © Andy Manis)
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.