Stories tagged: "farmers"

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.

The 114-year-old barn at Ela Orchard was a familiar sight every autumn for apple lovers across southeast Wisconisn.
Historic Barn Lost to Fire at a Landmark Racine Co. Orchard

Novelist Jane Hamilton and husband Bob Willard are weighing rebuilding options for Ela Orchard.

President Trump
Head of WI Climate Change Task Force Sums Up Trump Record: Disastrous

‘No Time to Lose: A Wisconsin Family Meeting on Climate’ reviews nearly four years of denial and deregulation.

Burlington, Wisconsin
Evers Is Launching a 12-Member Commission on Helping Rural Communities. Here’s Who’s on It.

Farmers and small town economies were already in crisis, and then came a pandemic

The potential collapse of a January trade deal with China could leave Wisconsin crops piled up.
Trump’s China Deal to Help Wisconsin Farmers Is Faltering

US exports may become collateral damage in a faceoff over Hong Kong

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, held a virtual roundtable with U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-LaCrosse, on May 20 that focused on rural issues.
Biden Addresses Trump’s Coronavirus Mismanagement in Virtual Wisconsin Appearances

Presumptive Democratic nominee says farmers and taxpayers deserve better than the President’s trade wars and Foxconn support

Thousands of Wisconsin Farmers Need Help. There's No Guarantee They'll Get It.
‘You Can’t Make It at Those Prices.’ Dairy Farmers Say They’re Done Without More Federal Help.

Individual efforts to purchase milk and cheese help, but only Congress and USDA can prevent another wave of farm losses as school and restaurant closures pummel the market.