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Series: The Dairy State Economy
A Shifting Safety Net For Dairy Farmers Facing Uncertain Milk Prices
June 13, 2018 | 9 a.m.
As the U.S. dairy industry continues to struggle in the face of ongoing low prices, federal policies intended to support farmers are attracting more attention.
Series: Growing Container Gardens
Picky, Tricky Blueberries Can Flourish In Containers
June 7, 2018 | 4:05 p.m.
Whether they are baked into a pie, folded into pancakes or eaten fresh, blueberries are a perennial favorite that tempt many gardeners with visions of growing their own bountiful supply of sweet indigo globules.
Before Dairy Ruled, Wheat Reigned In Wisconsin
June 4, 2018 | 2:45 p.m.
While Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland," this nickname would not have accurately depicted the state during its first 50 years.
How To Pick, Plant And Propagate Perennial Plants In Gardens
Wisconsin Public Radio
June 1, 2018 | 2:35 p.m.
Gardeners around Wisconsin have thousands of choices when it comes to cultivating perennials, but success starts before they ever bring plants home from the nursery.
Escalating Trade War Sows Fears In Wisconsin's Agricultural Industry
June 1, 2018 | Noon
It's a waiting game for Wisconsin farmers as they watch the market to see how a trading spat between the United States and China will affect prices for their products.
Dead Cows Are Changing The Way Wolves Eat
May 21, 2018 | 2:05 p.m.
It's not an undertaking that most people must think about in everyday life, but dealing with cow carcasses is serious and oftentimes strenuous business.
Tough Shell, Easy Sell For Wisconsin's Hickory Nuts
Wisconsin People & Ideas
May 16, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.
It's a not-so-well-kept secret in Wisconsin that hickory nuts taste better when someone else shells them.
Despite Declines, Exports Loom Large In Wisconsin's Economy
May 10, 2018 | 3 p.m.
The spirit of open trade with foreign markets reflected in recent trade policies has a direct impact on the Wisconsin economy.
Helping Arborvitae And Other Evergreens Shake Off The Weight Of Snow
April 30, 2018 | 4:15 p.m.
Heavy, wet snows can wreak havoc on many trees, particularly certain types of evergreens.
Gardeners Who Grow Potatoes Face A Lot Of Choices
April 27, 2018 | 3:20 p.m.
While potatoes are typically grown on commercial farms, backyards can just as easily produce their own spud harvests.
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