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August 12, 2016
Farm Fest celebrates connectedness
Farms, chefs, a distillery and brewery have been working cooperatively to provide local food and libations to the Twin Ports region and this...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
July 15, 2016
Celebrate local agriculture during Family Farm Day
Enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, inflatables and showmanship Thursday at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds. Visitors are invited to stick around to bid on locally raised beef, lamb and pork during the 49th annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction. Judging for the livestock show begins at 9:30...
July 15, 2016 - 7:00am
July 5, 2016
State rejects Bayfield County ordinance for CAFOs
The state Department of Natural Resources has rejected an ordinance developed by Bayfield County in northern Wisconsin that sought to put more...
July 5, 2016 - 2:21pm
June 21, 2016
Walker considering adding staff to DNR after negative audit
Faster permitting and records review good for environment and business, Walker says.
June 21, 2016 - 9:36am
April 29, 2016
Tractors gear up for nostalgic caravan
There’s something about seeing an old tractor that resonates with area farmers.
April 29, 2016 - 11:37am
March 1, 2016
UW-Extension offers pesticide training
A Pesticide Applicator Training session for private applicators runs 8:30 a.m. to noon March 10 at the Iron River Community Center, 8275 E. Mill St.
March 1, 2016 - 7:00am
February 12, 2016
County plans for farming futures
Agriculture generates $98 million in economic activity in Douglas County, about 2.2 percent of the county’s total economic activity, according to a 2014 study by University of Wisconsin-Extension. It provides 696 jobs, creating work for 3.3 percent of the county’s workforce. However,...
February 12, 2016 - 7:00am
September 29, 2015
Fewer eggs raise grocery prices
Scrambled, sunny-side-up or hard-boiled, however you cook them, eggs are costing more. Eggs saw the biggest price jump in the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Marketbasket, a semi-annual survey of the cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals. The survey priced...
September 29, 2015 - 10:25am
September 10, 2015
Salmonella cases linked to cucumbers grown outside U.S.
Wisconsin food safety officials are working with state and federal partners to investigate a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections that appear to be linked to eating garden variety cucumbers grown outside of the United States. More than 340 cases have been identified...
September 10, 2015 - 9:07am
August 5, 2015
Essay winner to get free farmstead, but there’s a catch
$625,000 in donations needed
August 5, 2015 - 9:10am
July 29, 2015
From law enforcement to farming, drones are becoming an increasingly popular tool
Unmanned aerial vehicles have also raised questions of privacy Rich Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio On a sunny summer day on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's campus, a normally bustling courtyard is empty. In other words, the timing is perfect for geography professor...
July 29, 2015 - 9:57am
July 13, 2015
Avian flu found in second wild bird
A second confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza has been reported in a wild bird, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Friday.
July 13, 2015 - 9:55am
July 10, 2015
Livestock auction spreads out fair fun
Throughout the county, 20 youngsters involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America are preparing their animals for judging.
July 10, 2015 - 8:33am
July 9, 2015
Tom Selleck accused of illegally taking water for California ranch
Actor Tom Selleck is accused by a California agency of unlawfully taking water from a public hydrant to supply his ranch as the state grapples...
July 9, 2015 - 8:53am
July 7, 2015
A herd of goats is mowing down invasive plant species in rural Douglas County, one mouthful at a time.
July 7, 2015 - 8:37am