Agriculture / Food

It's a not-so-well-kept secret in Wisconsin that hickory nuts taste better when someone else shells them.
The spirit of open trade with foreign markets reflected in recent trade policies has a direct impact on the Wisconsin economy.
Heavy, wet snows can wreak havoc on many trees, particularly certain types of evergreens.
While potatoes are typically grown on commercial farms, backyards can just as easily produce their own spud harvests.
When it comes to these blood-sucking pests and other creepy-crawlies, each year can be a different experience, with weather patterns and other factors playing important roles in the behaviors of insects and other arthropods like spiders and millipedes, as well as other invertebrates.
As the dairy industry struggles with low prices in the face of a long-mounting milk glut, more farmers are finding that their woes are escalating.
Growing vegetables from seeds started indoors can be fun and rewarding.
In a highly connected age of smartphone shopping and new automated grocery delivery services, a trip to a local farmers' market can seem like an anachronistic journey to the past.
Wisconsin exports a diverse array of agricultural products around the world One high-profile item is ginseng, an herb that has been grown in parts of central Wisconsin for over a century.
A month-and-a-half before the first dandelion heads crest above recently thawed soil, honey bees that survive the winter are already busy preparing to collect spring's first grains of pollen.