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Alliant Energy is seeking a conditional-use permit from the town of Beloit to allow a contractor to bring in 80 to 100 goats to graze a weedy area on the power plant property's southeast end off South Walters Road.

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Bombastic trade threats between the United States and China might be nothing more than posturing. But in the fields of Rock County, a potentially damaged relationship with a major agricultural trading partner has some farmers worried.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is now accepting applications for industrial hemp licenses, as the crop enters its first legal growing season here in decades.