- Kristin Olson, who serves as Wisconsin's Alice in Dairyland, joined 4th graders from Neillsville Elementary School at the Robert Knoop Tree Farm on County Road G in Neillsville Friday.
- They say passage of a farm bill that covers both farm programs and food programs is critical to keeping people fed, and people need to call their lawmakers and remind them of that.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says nearly 60 percent of corn falls into that category, while 28 percent is rated poor or very poor. On the other end of the spectrum, ten percent is rated excellent.
- The state Department of Transportation says there were nearly 1,400 crashes involving farm machinery from 2005 to 2012. Twenty-five were fatal collisions and 708 resulted in injuries.
- The 1,300-pound steer was purchased by Kenosha Beef/Birchwood Foods Wednesday night. The steer's owner, 19-year-old Dan Spoerlein, says he bought Chuck "The Hooch" Taylor in 2012 and had an inkling the steer would be a winner.