Stories tagged: "Randy Romanski"


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.

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.

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.

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.

Cows graze at a farm near Blanchardville. (Photo © Andy Manis)
15,000 Wisconsin Farmers Apply for Aid

Those eligible will receive between $1,000 and $3,500.

Number of Wisconsin Households Barely Getting by Swells to Nearly 550,000
Despite Being ‘America’s Dairyland,’ Wisconsin Missing Out on Millions From Food-Farm Program

Food banks and farmers still not receiving the federal aid the state had anticipated, says state official.