Farming http://wuwm.com en Thinking of Moving to the Country? Give This a Listen. http://wuwm.com/post/thinking-moving-country-give-listen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many people who live in the city or suburbs have had the somewhat romantic notion of giving up the rat race and buying a place in the country... maybe getting some chickens, growing some of your own food. It's tempting, especially after you've sat in rush hour traffic for a while.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 19:51:09 +0000 Mitch Teich 4450 at http://wuwm.com Thinking of Moving to the Country? Give This a Listen. Farmers Share Water Woes at the State Fair http://wuwm.com/post/farmers-share-water-woes-state-fair <p>Visitors flocked to State Fair Park Thursday, where the annual fair began its 11-day run. Farmers from every county in Wisconsin are showing their livestock, in hopes of winning the Blue Ribbon. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson found that one subject weighing heavily on many cattle owners’ minds is water. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:27:40 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 1773 at http://wuwm.com Farmers Share Water Woes at the State Fair Farmers Hoping for Rain to Salvage Season http://wuwm.com/post/farmers-hoping-rain-salvage-season <p>Farmers in southeastern Wisconsin are wondering just how bad this growing season will be – or what might be salvageable. The drought in southern Wisconsin last week intensified from moderate to severe. WUWM’s LaToya Dennis visited Rob -N-Cin’s Farm in West Bend.The family-owned farm tends around 400 dairy cows and raises crops - alfalfa, corn, soybeans and winter wheat. Son Rick Roden fears this season could be devastating. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:53:00 +0000 LaToya Dennis 2015 at http://wuwm.com Farmers Hoping for Rain to Salvage Season Wisconsin Outperforms States in Diversity of Crops http://wuwm.com/post/wisconsin-outperforms-states-diversity-crops <p>Wisconsin has long been known as the ‘dairy’ state, but it actually grows the biggest variety of crops in the nation. Farmers here are tops in cranberries, while soy is also huge, so is corn. Wisconsin is also near the top when it comes to growing and processing vegetables and meats. In this segment of our series, “Project Milwaukee: What’s On Our Plate,” we touch upon just a few of the products and related operations that link farm to market. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:01:34 +0000 Bob Bach 2437 at http://wuwm.com Wisconsin Outperforms States in Diversity of Crops Organic Farming Factor http://wuwm.com/post/organic-farming-factor <p>Wisconsin is second only to California, in the number of organic farms operating in the state.<br><br>The numbers, though, are still fairly low.<br><br>Of Wisconsin’s 78,000 farms, less than two percent are managed organically.<br><br>As we continue Project Milwaukee: What’s on Our Plate?” WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence digs a little deeper into the variety and spirit among the state’s organic farmers. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:58:21 +0000 Susan Bence 2436 at http://wuwm.com Organic Farming Factor Dairy Farming Families Survive Worst Year Ever - Mayer Family http://wuwm.com/post/dairy-farming-families-survive-worst-year-ever-mayer-family <p>In 2009, milk prices dropped so low that dairy farmers lost up to half their income. Some had to slaughter their cows because they couldn’t afford to feed them anymore. Others decided enough was enough, and sold their animals and their land.WUWM’s Erin Toner visits a family near Slinger who made it through last year, but just barely. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:31:24 +0000 Erin Toner 1758 at http://wuwm.com Dairy Farming Families Survive Worst Year Ever - Mayer Family Dairy Farming Families Survive Worst Year Ever - Goeller Family http://wuwm.com/post/dairy-farming-families-survive-worst-year-ever-goeller-family <p>2009 was a make or break year for dairy farmers in Wisconsin. Milk prices dropped so low that most farmers had to go deeper into debt just to survive. Some lost so much money they had to sell their farms. Today, we begin a series profiling two dairy farming families in Wisconsin. Both managed to weather the worst year they can remember, and hope to stay in the business they love as long as they can. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 15:33:01 +0000 Erin Toner 1747 at http://wuwm.com Dairy Farming Families Survive Worst Year Ever - Goeller Family