Stories tagged: "Agriculture"


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.

"Fighting Bob" La Follette's birthplace, still operating as a dairy farm, is shutting down. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
170 Years Later, ‘Fighting Bob’ La Follette’s Childhood Dairy Farm Is Shutting Down

The legendary progressive politician's birthplace will become Wisconsin's latest dairy farm loss.

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Wisconsin is Still Tops For Cranberry Production, Appreciation

This holiday season learn a little bit about the state's favorite tart berry and the many ways to make it part of your basement bar or dining room table.

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Indigenous Farming, Cooking at Center of Bad River Community Garden Program

Bad River Food Sovereignty Program provides food, sustainable farming practices in the Ashland area.

Wisconsin is shifting hemp oversight to the federal government, a move growers say will help cut down on red tape for the burgeoning industry here. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)
Wisconsin Hemp Farmers Optimistic as State Hands Oversight to Federal Government

The move will streamline the process for Wisconsin’s growing hemp industry and cut down on confusing regulations, farmers say.

Cows graze at a farm near Blanchardville. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Farmers Hope for a ‘Level Playing Field’ as Biden Administration Considers Reviving Organic Rules Trump Killed

A rule written under the Obama administration would have been a boon to small organic farms, but the Trump administration killed it. Now Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack might bring the rule back.