Wisconsin mink farms are keeping a tight leash after animals have tested positive for sars-cov2-Which is what caused covid-19 in humans-But now the mink are being studied to see if the virus affects their fur.
The farming industry as a whole already faces a unique set of challenges including weather forces and market pricing changes; the COVID-19 pandemic just adds to the mix. However, different types of farming are impacted in different ways.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding high school seniors that there is only one week left to apply now for the new Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council.
Chet’s Blueberry Farm in Portage County is just one of many around the nation putting up hummingbird feeders throughout their field to target Spotted Wing Drosophila that devastates berry crops this time of year.
Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin hopes that a new bipartisan bill introduced in the United States Senate Wednesday will help states deal with the issues the COVID-19 pandemic has caused for the agriculture and food supply chains.
Attorney General Josh Kaul, along with the U.S. Department of Justice and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has filed a lawsuit against Dairy Farmers of America. DFA recently acquired Dean Foods' property out of bankruptcy.
Though 2019 will not set many records for crop production in the Badger State, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service does have an idea of what Wisconsin farmers reaped during harvest time.