As markets for commodities soften, more local landowners are considering a different source of income: leasing their fields for solar development.
Abigail Martin of Milton will serve as Wisconsin's 72nd Alice in Dairyland after being selected for the honor at a ceremony Saturday night in Monroe.
A town’s appeal over a decision to issue a permit to a large Green County dairy farm has entered its earliest stages in the state court system.
Sometimes, people who start community supported agriculture farms think the key to a successful CSA is growing good food. They're only partially correct.
First Congressional District residents are invited to a meeting in Burlington on Thursday at which the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will be discussed.
In an industry fraught with low commodity prices and farm closures, meat processing mostly has been insulated from such hardships.
Despite tight regulations, Janesvillians can buy a derivative of cannabis locally called CBD, or cannabidiol. But laws on CBD are still hazy.
A group of farmers and residents in the Darien area is collecting donations of farm equipment and other products for flood-stricken Nebraska.
A Rock County Board committee is seeking new blood on the Rock County Drainage Board, an agency that has experienced its fair share of controversy in recent years.
Rain last fall might have delayed harvest season for local farmers, but it had little impact on the strong corn and soybean yields that have become a regional staple.
A statewide program is offering compensation for farmers whose roofs were damaged by heavy snowfall, according to a news release.
J's Feeds has only been open a few years, but it's already altered its business strategies as relentless challenges plague the agriculture industry.
UW Extension will offer a farm succession program March 20 in Burlington to help farmers navigate the future of their farms, according to a release.
The family friendly event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main St. Admission is free and will include kids activities.
Peter Daluge didn't expect to get much money from a federal program intended to help farmers affected by tariffs. He thought he would get more than $1.
The Low Technology Institute, an agricultural nonprofit located in Cooksville, has opened registration for a series of summer sustainability workshops.
The Gazette contacted a handful of area FFA programs to highlight Sunday’s kickoff to National FFA Week. Group leaders and advisers emphasized the broad appeal of FFA.
Some Rock County landowners say bills requesting payment to the Rock County Drainage Board were sent improperly and made without a necessary public hearing.
The Naatz family still farms on Ruger Avenue in Janesville. But a plan to widen the road and install sidewalks along their large property could cost them tens of thousands of dollars.
Winter is preparation season for farmers. Seeds. Fertilizer. And considering—perhaps through gritted teeth—whether to pull the trigger on buying a major piece of equipment.
Local hemp farmers are feeling some relief from the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp production at the federal level and clarified the crop’s murky legality.
The UW-Whitewater-based Lands We Share initiative is collecting the histories of culturally diverse farms across the state and sharing their stories to start conversations.
The marijuana referendum passed earlier this month asked voters whether cannabis should be taxed and regulated like alcohol—but that regulatory system is more complicated than many people might realize.
License and registration applications to grow industrial hemp in 2019 are now being accepted by the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, according to a news release.
Weeds and heavy rains derailed Wisconsin's first legal hemp crop in roughly 70 years. It was discouraging for some, but others saw it as a great learning experience.
Four local women in agriculture will be honored next weekend at an outdoor farm-to-table brunch in downtown Janesville.
Whether their crops are bountiful or spare, apple growers across Rock and Walworth counties say the time is ripe for apples, with early fall varieties such as McIntosh, Holiday, Cortland and Zestar now ready.
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.
Chris Blakeney of Amazing Grace Family Farm estimated that recent rain has caused 25 percent of the farm’s current vegetable crop to rot or succumb to disease.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced several short-term relief programs designed to help farmers amid an escalating trade war.
Here are five things to know before the Walworth County Fair kicks off at the county fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn The fair runs through Labor Day, Sept. 3.
If weather cooperates, organizers of the 2018 Rock River Thresheree think some 15,000 people might visit the annual event when it runs from Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Thresherman's Park near Edgerton.
As fresh food becomes more accessible, CSA farms must evolve or risk closing. The answers? Farmer collaboration and customer flexibility.
Dozens of animal exhibitors in Rock and Walworth counties earned ribbons and awards at this year's Wisconsin State Fair.
A vast expanse of sunflowers outside Brodhead is serving as a fundraiser as a local conservancy group converts the land into a prairie.
After an agricultural workshop helped Lauren Rudersdorf learn how to nurture her desire to be a farmer, she'll be the one providing the inspiration Friday when she's in charge of the agricultural workshop at her farm west of Footville.
Evansville 4-H member Willie Templeton, 19, has won the Rock County 4-H Fair's Supreme Champion in the dairy cow division with 6-year-old Holstein cow Gwen.
As fair-goers bustled around the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds Wednesday evening, some farmers quietly shared concerns about the ongoing tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump
The Rock County Beef Cookout will feature ribeye steaks and hot dogs as its main course Friday.
Skelly's Farm Market will host a family-themed workshop next month to teach visitors about farm machinery, according to a press release.
Janet Gamble is still learning about hemp production, but growing the crop was an easy choice to help lagging finances at her vegetable farm, Turtle Creek Gardens.