Regulations on large-scale farms in Walworth County could change in coming months.
The Walworth County Steak Cookout runs from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17,at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn.
The event runs from 4-7 p.m. at the Walworth County Fairgrounds.
Now that backyard beekeeping is regulated and allowed, local beekeepers hope Janesville residents welcome bees rather than fear them.
International agricultural chemical company Nutrien plans to build a $10 million fertilizer plant and regional office in the town of Rock.
After three straight years of some of the biggest harvests in state history, crop production could take a hit this fall after a cool, wet spring that doesn't seem to end.
The annual event is expected to bring hundreds of guests to Elkhorn on Saturday to celebrate and support local dairy farmers.
After a rainy day last year, the 43rd annual Rock County Dairy Breakfast is returning to the Kersten farm for a second-straight year this Saturday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency will once again accept applications for a land conservation program starting Monday.
Abigail Martin's love for dairy started years ago on her family's dairy farm in Milton. It will continue at least one year longer as she begins her tenure as the state's 72nd Alice in Dairyland.
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.