Stories tagged: "Darin Von Ruden"


Dairy farmers across Wisconsin have struggled during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some said they would not still be in business without financial assistance from the state and federal government. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
After 2 Years of COVID, Farmers Look to Turn Things Around in 2022

Wisconsin farmers have hard a rough couple years. Recent investments could help reverse that trend.

Cows graze on a Trempeauleau County farm. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Still-Struggling Farmers Will Get New COVID Relief Money

Wisconsin will award new funds made available by the federal American Rescue Plan.

Bridge rebuilding in Ashland County
Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Passed. Here’s What it Means for Wisconsin.

Measure expected to provide around $5.5 billion in transportation projects to Wisconsin and a variety of other job-creating improvements.

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.

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)
The Economy May Be Improving for Some Sectors, but Not for Wisconsin’s Dairy Farmers

Coronavirus relief aid didn’t fix longtime challenges facing the state’s agriculture industry.

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.