Agriculture / Food

In recent decades, ranchers and federal agencies have spent a lot of time figuring out how to expand and improve the use of dogs to guard livestock.More
Farm-to-table dining is more than a trend. In communities across Wisconsin, people are demanding more sustainably and locally produced foods—and craving opportunities to learn about how these foods are produced.More
As one of the state's largest industries and the core of its Cheesehead identity, dairy production is heavily dependent on immigrant workers.More
As gardeners around Wisconsin eagerly anticipate the tomato harvest, the state's first confirmed report of late blight in 2017 is bringing disappointment to some growers in Waukesha County.More
Summer means cream puffs and rides on a Tilt-A-Whirl for many fairgoers, but people also enjoy the thrill of competition as the culmination of months of energy on a wide variety of projects.More
There is a limit to any tree's tolerance, and they can exhibit signs of decline in response to consecutive years of stresses.More
The blueberry maggot fly was first detected in Wisconsin during the summer of 2016, and the species is now considered established in the state. It is expected to have a significant effect on the blueberry industry in Wisconsin.More
The signs are hard to miss, from semi-trucks on the highway hauling amusement rides to the smell of cream puffs in the air. Yes, it's fair season in Wisconsin.More
The Japanese beetle population in Wisconsin typically peaks in mid-summer. This invasive insect is a defoliating species that devours multiple landscape and garden plantsMore
Wisconsin is quietly becoming a regional powerhouse in fish and shrimp farming, an industry that supplies about half of the seafood people eat around the world.More