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When Abbie Testaberg married her husband, Jody, in 2010, she told him to quit his job. He had been working for a medical marijuana cooperative in California when the couple met in Wisconsin.

When Hoese Dairy Inc. expanded its 135-year-old family operation, it doubled the number of cows milked and acres tilled. Now, it’s tapping Conservation Stewardship Program options and exploring community connections to further position the farm for the future.

Last June, I sat at my new desk at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection surrounded by photos and posters of the many Alices in Dairyland who have walked before me. Opening my laptop to begin an introductory article, I typed the words, “Hello, Wisconsin!” Nea…

BANGOR — Trade uncertainty and tariffs are taking a toll on nearly all aspects of the agriculture industry, so during the two-week congressional recess in April, the advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade embarked on a 14-day, 3,500-mile tour through farm districts discussing the importance o…

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is waiving certain poultry testing requirements due to a shortage of an antigen used for testing. As a result, poultry owners do not need to test their birds for the pullorum-typhoid disease while the waiver is in effect.

While the latest Census of Agriculture showed the continuation of some troubling trends, such as a shrinking number of farms nationally and a rising average age of farmers, there also are some bright spots to be found.

A farm tour on “Season Extension and Farm Efficiency” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at 10th Street Farm and Market in Afton, Minn. This event is free and open to the public.

The National Pork Producers Council’s board of directors announced recently its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, in partnership with the Waupaca County Land and Water Conservation Department and several northeast Wisconsin counties, entered an agreement to launch the Upper Fox-Wolf Demonstration Farm Network.

H&S Manufacturing in Marshfield recently introduced its new 5100 Series Forage Box. Available in 17-, 19- and 21-foot models, the series features a faster, smoother unloading system, as well as improved variable-speed belt drive and with larger beaters.

Pete Kappelman, co-owner of Meadow Brook Dairy Farms north of Manitowoc, will serve as Land O’Lakes Inc.’s senior vice president of member and government relations, the cooperative announced.

OSSEO — Through his work as agronomist and assistant superintendent at the UW-Madison Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, Jason Cavadini has the opportunity to work with Wisconsin farmers spanning the spectrum from small to large.

Now that spring has finally arrived, it brings with it a reminder that this region is home to dozens of Community Supported Agriculture farms that provide regular deliveries of produce and other locally raised food throughout the growing season.

The agriculture department at Fox Valley Technical College will spotlight two Waupaca-area dairy farms during its 69th annual Farm Tour on April 10.

High school students interested in agricultural careers or furthering their education in the dairy industry are invited to register for the 2019 PDPW Youth Leadership Derby, which will be held April 6-7 at Kiel High School in the Manitowoc County city of Kiel.

ABBOTSFORD — Following a winter when much of Wisconsin saw open fields in December followed by bitter cold at the end of January before record-setting snow in February, many farmers are concerned about the health of their alfalfa, according to Clark County Extension Agriculture Specialist Ri…

Heart of the Farm: Bringing Women Together will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 4 in Manitowoc County at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, Newton.

EAU CLAIRE — After debuting Valmetal’s new TMR Master 625 at last year’s World Dairy Expo, Valmetal sales manager Greg Lueth will again have the company’s new reel mixer on display, this time at the WPS Farm Show, March 26-28 at the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh.

EAU CLAIRE — The hazelnut is loaded with potential. Jason Fischbach, Extension agriculture agent for Ashland and Bayfield counties, is among those tasked with unlocking that potential in the Upper Midwest; no small task, considering it includes building an industry nearly from scratch.

Minnesota farmers may seek assistance from the Rural Finance Authority’s Restructure Loan program if they have good credit but are having trouble with cash flow.

Dave Wilfert, co-owner and general manager of Wilfert Farms near Mishicot, will be the featured presenter at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center’s Breakfast at the Barn on March 21 in the Manitowoc County town of Newton.

Wisconsin farm organizations last week threw their support behind proposed legislation promoting a more streamlined process for nutrient trading in hopes of improving water quality throughout the state and putting public and private dollars to better use.

ELEVA — Even as another round of snow was beginning to fall, employees, contractors, an insurance adjuster and a veterinarian scrambled around Hamlin Valley Farms surveying the damage after a winter storm Feb. 23-24 caused the roofs of four buildings on the farm to collapse, killing at least…

Over the past 130-plus years, the furry weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil has had an accuracy rate of less than 40 percent, meaning he’s only been right less than half of the time.

The 2017 Farm Technology Days grant committee, based in Kewaunee County, announced it will be awarding $89,792 in 29 individual grants to charities and non-profits located in the Kewaunee County area.