DATCP Launches “Consumer Protection 101” Program

In an effort to increase access to consumer protection information and tips for young adults, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has launched a new program: Consumer Protection 101 (CP101.) Designed as an…


Trump Administration Invests $33 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure in Wisconsin

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wisconsin Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing an additional $3.1 billion to build or improve rural electric infrastructure in 25 states and he highlighted a record…


Heavy Carcass Weights Still a Burden on Beef Markets

By Jeff Swenson, Livestock & Meat Specialist at DATCP Wholesale beef prices were up .86 Tuesday (10/20) stopping five straight days of losses. Cash cattle started the week steady to lower than last week with sales in the South mostly $105.00 to…


With more meals at home, Progressive Agriculture Foundation serves up kitchen fire safety

Since the pandemic began, trends showed an increased interest in food production among all ages from gardening to canning and cooking. Unfortunately, cooking is the number one cause of home fires and injuries, which is why the National Fire…


Wisconsin Duo Raises Awareness and Money With Ag-Themed Clothing

Hunger and food insecurity affects millions of Americans across the country. Dairy product donations to food banks offer a pipeline to move products from farm to table – resulting in a win-win for producers and families. Two agricultural…


Newly-Formed Wisconsin Pork Group Gets Rolling

There’s a new agricultural organization in Wisconsin. The Southwest Wisconsin Pork Producers is a group that was recently started with the goal “to promote pork and educate and collaborate with producers, consumers, business owners, and youth to…


WFU Plans to Launch Dairy Supply Chain Video Soon

Wisconsin Farmers Union invites you to the premiere of our latest short video, “Supply Management and How It Can Save Our Rural Economy” at noon CST on October 28. After decades of poor dairy prices, rampant overproduction, and farm loss, many…


Members Prepare For 93rd National FFA Convention

FFA members and supporters from across the country will log on to their smart devices next week to celebrate agricultural education and agriculture during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. Continue reading Members Prepare For 93rd…


Help Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR During the 2020 migratory bird season, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to remind waterfowl hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in hunting areas and adjacent…


Farmers and researchers come together to form new group, Grassland 2.0, to grow grassland agriculture

Bert Paris loves farming. After nearly 30 years of operating his dairy farm near Belleville, Wisconsin, Bert is in the process of passing on his farm to his daughter, Meagan. She faces serious challenges: Wisconsin led the nation in farm…