Statewide 4-H Council food drive helps Iowans battle hunger

In the season of giving, the Iowa State 4-H Council asks community members to help with a statewide food drive to help the hungry during the holidays. Among the 40 State 4-H Council members leading the effort is Holly Schmitt of Winneshiek County.…


Hunters Reminded It’s Illegal To Shoot Trumpeter Swans

After the illegal shooting of a protected trumpeter swan near Hudson earlier this month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to be sure of their targets before firing overhead. With the waterfowl season underway and…


Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project Exceeds Expectations

When the Little Plover River Watershed Enhancement Project Team convened, in February 2017, to discuss ways to meet its goals, the Village of Plover saw great potential. “Our progress has far exceeded village expectations,” says Dan Mahoney,…


Organic grain winter programming announced

UW–Madison’s Organic Grain Resource and Information Network (OGRAIN) has announced multiple virtual winter programs starting this month and continuing through March. Open to all farmers and agricultural professionals, these sessions cover a wealth…


Scammers Target Unsuspecting Pet Seekers

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is urging consumers to use caution when purchasing a new pet online, after receiving multiple reports of scammers stealing money from unsuspecting purchasers. How does…


Forward-thinking approach protects waterways near fields

There is a purpose behind the grass waterways and berms people see in fields and ditches when driving through farm country. Those conservation practices by farmers in western Wisconsin are proving to be valuable in the Kinnickinnic, Rush and Willow…


Iowa turkeys to be pardoned by President Donald Trump

The two special Iowa turkeys going to Washington D.C. next week were raised by National Turkey Federation Chair Ron Kardel and his wife Susie on their family farm. (Photo Credit: National Turkey Federation) Less than a week before the Thanksgiving…


Scholarships available to National Farmers Union Women’s Conference

There are more women farmers and ranchers today than there ever have been before. The National Farmers Union Women’s Conference, to be held virtually January 17-18, 2021, is designed to address the unique barriers women face in agriculture.…


When Hunting, Be Safe on ATV/UTV’s

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to ride safely when using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility-terrain vehicles (UTVs) during their hunt this year.   Since January, 33 people have died in ATV and UTV-related…


Wholesale Beef Prices Continue to Rise

Prepared and written by Jeff Swenson. The Market Update draws information from several sources, including trade publications, radio broadcasts, agricultural news services, individuals involved in the industry as well as USDA, NASS and AMS reports.…