- April 16, 2015
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is responding to the detection of avian influenza in an additional two poultry flocks in Wisconsin. There are now three cases in Wisconsin. These flocks are within the Mississippi flyway where this strain of avian influenza has previously ...Read more...
- April 16, 2015
The American Farm Bureau Federation has asked Congress to pass legislation ordering the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the controversial “Waters of the United States” proposal. In a letter copied to all members of Congress, AFBF President Bob Stallman wrote that the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 represents ...Read more...
- March 26, 2015
According to a new study, Wisconsin’s dairy industry contributes $43.4 billion to the state’s economy, an increase of 63.7 percent since 2007. The study, authored by Steven Deller, a UW-Extension community development specialist and professor in the UW-Madison agricultural and applied economics department, is a follow-up to a previous study published in 2009 using 2007 data. According ...Read more...
Jim Holte of Elk Mound has been named Interim Chief Administrative Officer of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. The action by the WFBF’s 11-member Board of Directors follows the departure ...Read full story.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation applauds the Wisconsin State Assembly’s passage of a bill that improves a law passed last year that allowed farmers to legally operate their farm ...Read full story.
Chris Pollack, a member of the Fond du Lac County Farm Bureau, has been chosen to participate in the American Farm Bureau’s eighth class of the Partners in Agricultural ...Read full story.
Amy Blakeney has been hired by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation as the new district coordinator in south-central Wisconsin. Blakeney will be responsible for working with county Farm Bureaus to ...Read full story.