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Raiders hold off Minnetonka in football opener
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Raiders open season Friday at home against Minnetonka
Les Izmoore plays last Lakefront Park concert of the summer Thursday evening
Hudson chef makes it to final ‘American Grilled’ challenge
Tom Brinsko rides across America
Pepper Fest spaghetti, hot-pepper eating champs crowned
2015 Pepper Festival royalty crowned in North Hudson
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June 2, 2010
Study shows spike in agriculture jobs
While many college grads settle for internships, those with agricultural degrees could be much better off. A study by Purdue and the USDA says over 54,000 ag-related jobs will be created each year through 2015 in areas like food, the environment, and renewable energy. Mike Compton...
June 2, 2010 - 4:46pm
January 20, 2010
December shows increased milk production
Wisconsin's dairy cows stayed busier than their national counterparts last month. The state's milk production rose by 4.3% in December, while the national output dropped by nine tenths of a percent from a year ago. Wisconsin farmers made just over 2.2 billion pounds of milk during...
January 20, 2010 - 11:52am
August 7, 2009
UW Extension report says farming generates $59 billion in state
Farming in Wisconsin generates more than $59 billion in economic activity. That's according to a new University of Wisconsin Extension report. Madison professor Steve Deller says America's Dairyland has helped itself by taking on niche markets, and expanding beyond its traditional...
August 7, 2009 - 9:19am
July 20, 2009
Wisconsin milk production bucks national decline
Wisconsin's milk production kept rising last month despite a decrease nationally. Farmers in the Badger State made just more than $2.1 billion pounds of milk in June, up 2.8 percent from the same month last year. Production in the 23 major dairy states fell 0.1 percent to almost...
July 20, 2009 - 9:23am
July 6, 2009
Wisconsin cheese production up more than 3 percent in May
Wisconsin's continues to be more dominant as the nation's leading cheese-maker. The Badger State's cheese production for May grew by 3.2 percent from the year, while No. 2 California kept slipping with a production decline of 2.6 percent. Nationally, cheese production grew by...
July 6, 2009 - 9:01am
June 23, 2009
Democrats seek to keep property tax break that preserves farmland
Wisconsin Senate Democrats are trying to stop city developers from taking advantage of a property tax break that's supposed to go to farmers. But the state's Farm Bureau says a good number of farmers would also lose the tax breaks they deserve under the use-value assessment law. Housing...
June 23, 2009 - 7:59am
June 2, 2009
Kwik Trip announces major expansion of its bakery
Kwik Trip says it will double the size of its bakery, and add more than 100 jobs at its support center in La Crosse. The convenience store chain says it's had tremendous growth in its bakery sales. And it's resulting in a $22-23 million dollar expansion. The La Crosse Plan...
June 2, 2009 - 9:00am
April 7, 2009
Master gardeners offer beautification grants
The St. Croix County Master Gardener's Association (SCVMGA) wants to help beautify western Wisconsin communities this summer. The SCVMGA will award a total of $3,500 in grant money. Projects must be conducted by a non-profit or community service organization. Deadline for applications...
April 7, 2009 - 3:53pm
March 27, 2009
Venison America more than 'meats' the eye
Nestled in a building set back off the road is the thriving business Venison America, and the only clue that it's there is the colorful sign...
March 27, 2009 - 1:35am
February 19, 2008
State milk production increases twice as much as elsewhere
Wisconsin's dairy cows are working twice as hard as their national counterparts.
February 19, 2008 - 12:00am
Doyle outlines plans for $150 million initiative to help expand bio-fuels and manufacturers
In the next few weeks, Gov. Jim Doyle will announce details of a $150-million, ten-year initiative to make Wisconsin a national leader in bio and alternative fuels, and to help the state's manufacturers. "This is a huge opportunity for us to develop a major segment of our economy...
December 19, 2007 - 12:00am
December 8, 2007
Conference to focus on cashing in on cow chips
In the near future, farmers may have more to sell than just milk, corn and soybeans. Their next money-maker might be energy. A conference to be held in Stevens Point in January will look at ways small and medium farms can use methane digesters to generate not only electricity,...
December 8, 2007 - 12:00am