10 pages have the tag Agriculture

    /news/columns/2018/farmers-advocate-for-agriculture-and-rural-communities/
    Summary: Farmers from several western Wisconsin counties traveled to Madison as part of the annual Ag Day at the Capitol.
    Body: Farmers Advocate for Agriculture and Rural Communities Farmers from several western Wisconsin counties traveled to Madison as part of the annual Ag Day at the Capitol. On the day the Governor delivered his State of the State address, farmers sha...

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    2018

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    /news/columns/2014/farmers-ask-where-s-the-train-to-ship-my-grain/
    Summary: “The farmers are coming to me saying ‘we need drivers to get the corn to market. We need barges and trains to get the harvest to market.’” Barb Gronemus recently told me. “Kathleen you need to pay attention to problems with shipping grain.”
    Body: “The farmers are coming to me saying ‘we need drivers to get the corn to market. We need barges and trains to get the harvest to market.’” Barb Gronemus recently told me. “Kathleen you need to pay attention to problems with shipping grain.” Forme...
    /news/columns/2014/enjoy-wisconsins-dairy-breakfasts/
    Summary: June is dairy month. Wisconsin celebrates dairy in a special way: the dairy breakfast. Folks come early for the fresh pancakes, sausage, cheese curds and country air.
    Body: “I’ve seen people I haven’t seen in 18 years,” the woman from Whitehall told me. “I see people at the dairy breakfast I see nowhere else all year,” said another from Independence. Dairy breakfasts bring together folks from all walks of life and...
    /news/columns/2015/farmers-say-budget-damages-farm-research-schools-and-conservation-input/
    Summary: “It’s very important that we are here today,” the farmer from Independence told me. “In fact, it’s more important that we be here than anywhere else.” Here was in my Capitol office. Local farmers were visiting as part of Ag Day at the Capitol.
    Body: “It’s very important that we are here today,” the farmer from Independence told me. “In fact, it’s more important that we be here than anywhere else.” Here was in my Capitol office. Local farmers were visiting as part of Ag Day at the Capitol. Th...
    /news/columns/2016/finding-help-for-flooded-families-and-farms/
    Summary: “It gets overwhelming,” my neighbor told me. We were walking through her flooded barnyard. Floodwaters left silt everywhere: in the house, the garden, the barn, and the farmyard.
    Body: August 24, 2016 Finding Help for Flooded Families and Farms “It gets overwhelming,” my neighbor told me. We were walking through her flooded barnyard. Floodwaters left silt everywhere: in the house, the garden, the barn, and the farmyard. Famil...

    Hemp: Its Time Has Come

    Last edited: 11/08/2017

    /news/columns/2017/hemp-its-time-has-come/
    Summary: Farmers in diverse states like Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine and Minnesota are researching a new crop: industrial hemp. Many states are changing laws to allow growing of hemp.
    Body: Hemp: Its Time Has Come Farmers in diverse states like Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine and Minnesota are researching a new crop: industrial hemp. Many states are changing laws to allow growing of hemp. Wisconsin is slow to get in the game. Hopefully, th...
    /news/columns/2017/proposal-helps-veterans-become-farmers/
    Summary: “As far back as WWI connecting soldiers with nature and farming has been used to treat the invisible wounds of war,” Mr. Brian Sales recently told members of the Senate Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism Committee.
    Body: Proposal Helps Veterans Become Farmers “As far back as WWI connecting soldiers with nature and farming has been used to treat the invisible wounds of war,” Mr. Brian Sales recently told members of the Senate Agriculture, Small Business and Touris...
    /news/columns/2017/celebrating-wisconsin-s-dairyland/
    Summary: June is dairy month. A time to celebrate all we love about ‘America’s Dairyland’ – home to 1.28 million dairy cows, which is more than one cow for every five Wisconsinites.
    Body: Celebrating Wisconsin’s Dairyland “Do you still milk?” I asked Jim at a recent gathering. “No,” he told me. “My son tells me the most help I can be is to stay out of the way,” he joked. We both agreed that was hard. Dairying gets in your blood....