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State penalizes dairy for Durand raw milk sickness

Posted: 02/20/2015 - Wisconsin officials have penalized a dairy farm blamed for a raw-milk illness that sickened players and coaches from the Durand High School football team last fall.

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Hog grower's lawyers object to mentions of Chinese ties

Posted: 02/16/2015 - Lawyers for a subsidiary of the world's largest pork producer want litigation targeting the stink of industrial-scale growing operations scrubbed of references to the Chinese government, corporations and country's demand for pork.

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Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

Posted: 11/24/2014 - Wisconsin dairy experts say some farmers are enjoying a sweet combination of record-high milk prices and record-low feed costs that are creating profits in 2014 that are six times higher than previous good years.

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Grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Analysts say competition among farmers for land to grow crops or dump manure helped lead to an increase of about 8 percent for rented cropland this year compared to 2013.

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USDA boosts corn, soybean harvest to new records

Posted: 09/11/2014 - The nation's corn and soybean farmers will harvest by far the largest crops ever this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday in a new report.

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Wisconsin cranberry industry woos Chinese buyers

Posted: 08/29/2014 - The U.S. Agriculture Department projects Wisconsin will produce 5.4 million barrels of cranberries in 2014. That's more than 60 percent of the nation's total cranberry production.

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