Stories tagged: "Tom Vilsack"


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 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.

President Joe Biden in La Crosse
Biden Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal’s Potential Benefits in La Crosse Trip

The president highlighted local transit efforts and PFAS issues as he took his plan to the public.