Agriculture

Chinch bugs aren't much to write home about, but played a key role in Wisconsin history.
Wisconsin may be known as the Dairy State, but its status as a bastion of beer is just as legendary.
Craft beer fans seeking different flavors are accustomed to hitting the road to taste offerings from breweries both near and far from home.
School-lunch programs have developed over the course of many decades, and their specific shape and intentions have not always been a matter of political consensus.
As farms and other agricultural businesses around Wisconsin struggle to find and retain employees, many turn to seasonal worker programs to hire workers from outside the United States to fill empty positions.
An increasing number of dairy farmers are adopting new sales practices, or are entirely shifting the focus of their business to keep themselves afloat and making money.
For land-owning farmers facing tough economic circumstances, the decision to forgo another year's crop or to liquidate their livestock is not an easy one.
Beets have come a long way to fields and vegetable gardens from their roots as a leafy green growing wild in the sandy soil of the Mediterranean.
Many of farmers' markets fail within their first four years in business. While their number has swelled, inexperienced management, high manager turnover, small size and low resources can make a market more susceptible to collapse.
As many Wisconsinites know, not all farmers' markets are the same, but they are found in all types of communities – cities, small towns, suburbs and rural areas.