Stories tagged: "farming"


Eric Brandt, assistant aquaculture manager for Superior Fresh, lifts two Atlantic salmon from a pool at the company’s exhibit at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Eau Claire County. Superior Fresh, a business near Hixton that raises organic greens and Atlantic salmon, is among agriculture operations in Wisconsin that are using environmentally friendly practices to produce products. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Agriculture is a Big Climate Change Contributor and Polluter. Wisconsin Farmers Want to Change That.

Wisconsin farmers are putting more emphasis on the "green factor" as they look to create more sustainable agriculture.

John Rosenow discusses the Cowsmo Compost business he operates and said doing that plus trying to operate his 800-acre dairy farm wouldn’t be possible without the help of the 20 employees who work for him. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
As New Vaccinations Decrease, Efforts Turn Toward Wisconsin Farm Workers

How farm owners and health officials are working to overcome vaccine hesitancy among farm employees.

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USDA to Try Again to Get Excess Farm Supply to Families in Need of Food

Wisconsin farmers saw distribution failures in the Trump-era Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

An archival image of the Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes in Waushara County, which have experienced a reduction in water levels due to groundwater withdrawals for irrigated agriculture. (Photo credit: Wisconsin DNR)
Clean Water at Stake as WI Supreme Court Hears Appeals to Take GOP Restrictions Off the DNR

Clean Wisconsin asks the court to remove legislative micromanagement citing megafarm pollution and high-capacity wells draining lakes.

Kevin Mahalko manages a family-run organic dairy farm near Gilman. (Photo supplied)
Vilsack Is Back. Wisconsin Farmers Show Cautious Optimism for His Second Round as Ag Secretary.

Having already led the USDA under Obama, he’ll be walking a tightrope between corporate and family farm interests.

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Farmers Union President Warns: ‘We Have No Time to Lose’ on Climate Change

Farmers want to see leadership and a healthier climate as extreme weather wipes out more crops.

FILE, Mar. 2020—Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes addresses members of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change during a meeting at UW-Stevens Point. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
This Is How Lt. Gov. Barnes Wants To Fight Climate Change

Barnes shares comments at Wisconsin Conservation Voters’ event.