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DODGEVILLE, Wis. – “If you go out into a well-managed pasture there’s a hum,” Gene Schriefer says. “It’s the hum of life with all the living organisms out there.”

Manure in swine pits is a valuable fertilizer to crop production. However, because of the high water content, it gets expensive to carry very far. Iowa State University Extension ag engineering specialist Kris Kohl offers tips to get the most out of it.

BAYFIELD COUNTY, Wis. – Some people look for buried treasure, thinking there’s hidden treasure in the earth. But others look at the land and see in plain sight the treasure it can provide. They see opportunity on the land where others saw none. Their own hard work and ingenuity creates treasure – and not just for themselves.

When I was a tween kid back on the old farm in the late 1940s and early ‘50s, I and my younger brother, Charles, were pretty much restricted i…

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The April reading of the Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier when the index stood at 177. It’s just 5 points less than its all-time best of 183, which was set back in October.

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“I was going to call myself a hobby farmer, but it’s more of a part-time farm,” Brent Larson said. “I got my fertilizer bill today and — it’s …

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The Wisconsin Beef Council recently named Kaitlyn Riley to serve as its director of communications and outreach. She will be responsible for producer and consumer communications, farm to fork tours, and efforts to educate Wisconsin consumers about beef production.