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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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USDA launches new dairy insurance program

Posted: 08/28/2014 - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies.

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Record crops predicted; farmer's markets careful

Updated: 08/12/2014 - Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has revised upward its estimate of this year's corn harvest to 14 billion bushels.

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