Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson of the state's Seventh Congressional District has been elected Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture.

MADISON — Sheila Harsdorf, Wisconsin secretary of agriculture, wasn’t wearing her barn boots when she spoke to dairy farmers gathered for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s Dairy Food and Policy Summit last week, but she may be returning to those boots soon as governor-elect Ton…

When Dane County Executive Joe Parisi signed the 2019 Dane County Budget earlier this month, the $630.1 million proposal not only offered property tax relief for Dane County residents, but also provided new resources for agriculture and rural Dane County.

Economist Dan Basse already is hopeful that 2019 will be a better year for the dairy industry, with the potential for a Class III milk price over $17 per hundredweight by late-summer and perhaps $18 by the fourth quarter. But a Trump administration trade deal with China would make the outloo…

This fall has been a busy one for Rob Stafsholt of New Richmond. He has had to find time to campaign for re-election as assemblyman for District 29, which includes a large chunk of St. Croix County and a portion of Dunn County in rural northwest Wisconsin, and finish combining at his family’…

Since 2006, Republican Gary Tauchen of Bonduel has served as Assemblyman for the 6th Assembly District, covering the majority of Shawano County and parts of Waupaca, Outagamie and Brown counties in northeastern Wisconsin. Tauchen is the oldest of 10 siblings in his family, and farmed with hi…