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May 23, 2017
County adopts CAFO ordinance
The Douglas County Board adopted a new ordinance to regulate concentrated animal feeding operations with 1,000 or more animal units. The county is currently under a moratorium for development of the large-scale farming operations while board study committee develops regulations...
May 23, 2017 - 7:00am
May 16, 2017
Farmers market opens for the season on Barker's Island
Barker's Island Farmers Market opens for the season at 9 a.m. Saturday.
May 16, 2017 - 8:43am
May 12, 2017
County Board weighs CAFO ordinance
After months of work, the Douglas County Board weighs an ordinance that would guide the management of concentrated animal feeding operations in the area. The county Zoning and Planning Committee approved the ordinance for agricultural operations with 1,000 or more animal units.
May 12, 2017 - 7:00am
May 11, 2017
La Crosse County health officials continue to find contaminated private wells
La Crosse County health officials continue to find increased levels of nitrates in private wells.
May 11, 2017 - 9:19am
April 24, 2017
Farmers preserve land to protect Wisconsin’s farming heritage
Over the last three decades, Wisconsin has lost farmland twice as fast compared to neighboring states Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, according to the most recent national data.
April 24, 2017 - 9:06am
April 21, 2017
Literary equivalent to comfort food
"Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy's Reflections on Water" By Jerry Apps Copyright 2017, Wisconsin Historical Society Press $22.95 / higher in Canada 145 pages Your eyes are on the forecast. Depending on what it says, you'll either approve or scowl. You don't want your plans ruined...
April 21, 2017 - 7:00am
April 19, 2017
Trump vows to back U.S. dairy farmers in Canada trade spat
President Donald Trump promised to defend American dairy farmers who have been hurt by Canada’s protectionist trade practices, during a visit...
April 19, 2017 - 12:12pm
April 14, 2017
CAFO ordinances get zoning review
Douglas County has a pair of draft ordinances designed to regulate large-scale concentrated animal feeding operations with 1,000 or more animal units. The first regulates the operations; the second guides manure storage. Over the next two months, the Douglas County Zoning and Planning...
April 14, 2017 - 7:00am
March 7, 2017
U.S. reports low pathogenic bird flu outbreak in Wisconsin
PARIS - - The United States reported an outbreak of avian flu on a farm in Wisconsin, the second in the country in less than a week although...
March 7, 2017 - 1:31pm
February 1, 2017
Wisconsin cow sets new national milk record
My Gold, a Holstein from Ever-Green-View Farms in Waldo produced 77,480 pounds of milk last year. That's more than three times what an average Holstein produces.
February 1, 2017 - 9:06am
January 29, 2017
Struggling U.S. farm sector faces new threat as TPP dies
CHICAGO—U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, a $62 billion market for U.S. farmers, provides a fresh threat to a slumping agricultural economy that has grown increasingly dependent on exports. Agricultural groups expressed...
January 29, 2017 - 9:00am
January 20, 2017
County develops CAFO ordinance
A Douglas County working group is moving ahead with regulations that would guide concentrated animal feeding operations before one locates in the county.
January 20, 2017 - 8:15am
December 30, 2016
Wisconsin dairy mixes tradition, technology
Located southwest of Washburn along Nevers Road, Tetzner’s Dairy is the sort of farming operation with which Bayfield County residents have...
December 30, 2016 - 9:32am
November 16, 2016
Warm fall weather could be new normal for Wisconsin
"We've been seeing this trend of later and later cooler temperatures in southern and western Wisconsin and we're not really sure of the cause of that,” said Jordan Gerth, associate researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
November 16, 2016 - 8:55am
November 4, 2016
Dairy prices predicted to increase despite record U.S. production
A decline in international milk supply could keep extra milk from weighing down prices, said Brian Gould, agricultural economics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
November 4, 2016 - 9:26am