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If you’re looking for fresh produce, this is the right time in Wisconsin.  

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'I have, as of late, lost all my mirth,' Hamlet, the soul-searching twenty-something, uttered to his school buddies Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

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A bill that would loosen restrictions on sales of raw milk in Wisconsin is still pending. The bill passed a state senate committee in November, but has not advanced past that stage. 

Anna Metscher’s evolution spans from “non-vegetable eating” child in Milwaukee; to budding farmer who savors nearly everything fresh from her field.

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Among the myriad of topics organic farmers are discussing at the MOSES conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin is how to stay small and make a profit.

Mercy for Animals

A major pizza maker is cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm because of a video showing workers at the farm mistreating cows.

A family on Milwaukee's west side is taking urban farming to a new place - inside their apartment.

The United States has not revised its food safety laws in more than 70 years. Change is coming – in the form of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Many local growers fear its impact.

Every five years or so, the U.S. farm bill sets policy from subsidies to food stamps. The latest is overdue. What could that mean for Wisconsin?

Craig Schreiner

Sometimes during the hustle and bustle of the city life, people need to escape. Some escape to the country roads of Wisconsin, looking for that serenity.

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Over the past 15 years, agricultural biotechnology has taken hold in North America.

Wisconsin State Fair

The annual Wisconsin State Fair begins in West Allis on Thursday.

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A couple companies with a history of making agricultural equipment in Wisconsin will step forward in coming days.

Virginia Group Steps Into Wisconsin Raw Milk Case

Jul 3, 2013

The Virginia-based Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has filed an appeal, on behalf of a Wisconsin dairy farmer. In May, a state court convicted Vernon Hershberger of violating a hold the state had put on his raw milk products, a seal, indicating they should not be sold publicly.

However, the jury found him not guilty of producing milk, operating a dairy plant and selling retail food without licenses.

On the misdemeanor conviction, the judge fined Hershberger $1,000.

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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.

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