October Milk Production Sees Slight Increase

Wisconsin Milk Production Milk production in Wisconsin during October 2020 totaled 2.59 billion pounds, up 2% from the previous October, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average…


Despite COVID-19 Challenges Thanksgiving Meal Prices Remain Stable

Amid changing times, Thanksgiving meal food prices in Wisconsin remain stable this year according to Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual Marketbasket survey that rang in at $60.97. The Marketbasket survey is an informal look at the price of popular food…


Midwest Horse Fair Cancelled For 2021

We are deeply saddened to share that the 2021 Midwest Horse Fair, scheduled for April 16, 17 & 18, 2021, is canceled. The State of Wisconsin and Dane County are experiencing catastrophic effects of Covid-19, increased hospitalizations, and…


John and Melissa Eron Receive Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award

John and Melissa Eron of Stevens Point have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes farmers and foresters who inspire others…


DATCP, DHS Share Tips to Help Wisconsinites Avoid Vaccine Trial Imposter Scams

Researchers are recruiting participants for COVID-19 vaccine research in Wisconsin, and scammers are beginning to take advantage. If you are considering participating in a vaccine trial, make sure you know how to distinguish legitimate studies from…


Women in Agriculture ‘Coffee Chat’ Features Self-Care Tips for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t always feel that way. The second online session of the Heart of the Farm -Women in Agriculture online Coffee Chats will be featuring some quick self-care tips to take care…


Buy Local Evergreens to Avoid Invasive Plant Pests in Your Holiday Decorations

With the winter holidays approaching, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding consumers to check their holiday evergreen decorations for possible invasive plant pests before buying them. While…


Help Shape Deer Season For Your Community

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites hunters, farmers, foresters and anyone interested in the Wisconsin deer herd to attend upcoming County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) meetings held virtually across the state Dec. 7-18.…


State FSA Director: Dairy Safety-Net Program Offers Flexible Coverage Options

The deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for the 2021 program year is fast-approaching. Dairy producers have until Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, to enroll in DMC through your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office here in Wisconsin. At…


Hunters Reminded Of COVID-19 Safety Measures During Deer Season

With deer season underway, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging hunters to keep COVID-19 safety measures in mind and use the online reporting system to report their deer.  “Hunting is a long-established tradition in…