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August 6, 2010
Family returns to region as vegetable season kicks off
Silvina Tamez has been coming to New Richmond each summer for 12 years, but not for vacation. She is one of many migrants workers who is employed...
August 6, 2010 - 8:16am
July 9, 2010
Local CSA support continues to grow
As Jody Lenz pointed out the laying hens that are part of Threshing Table Farm, her daughter Claudia chimed in with the exact number. "67. I...
July 9, 2010 - 2:48am
December 1, 2009
Late corn harvest continues in Wisconsin
A late corn harvest continues in Wisconsin. About 67 percent of the state's corn-for-grain was taken off the fields as of Sunday. That's 8 percent more than a week ago, but it's still well below the norm of 95 percent for this date. Farmers have been waiting as long as possible to...
December 1, 2009 - 11:38am
November 17, 2009
Farmers catch up on harvest; mold and moisture a concern
Dry weather has helped Wisconsin farmers catch up with their harvest activities. But moisture levels remain high in the corn crop and some farmers are letting it dry in the fields for now, while they bring in their soybeans. Officials said 38-percent of Wisconsin's corn for grain...
November 17, 2009 - 9:00am
November 13, 2009
Wolf Honey Farm visits with Monday Morning Club
Dale Wolf is a third generation honey producer, learning the art of beekeeping from his father who started beekeeping at the age of 8 by catching a swarm with the help of his Uncle Ben who was a beekeeper. Dale started his own operation in 1970 and is now a master beekeeper and chandler....
arts and entertainment
November 13, 2009 - 7:15am
September 15, 2009
Crops get boost from warm weather; rain needed
The above-normal temperatures in Wisconsin have given a last-minute boost to the state's crops. State officials said it was 2 to 4 degrees above normal last week, and it helped to dry corn that will be fed to cows. Almost two-thirds of the state's overall corn crop is in good...
September 15, 2009 - 9:00am
August 20, 2009
Couple helps promote local foods
Ag physics question of the day: What happens when an object in motion meets an immovable force? First, meet the object in motion: "I just felt...
August 20, 2009 - 10:32am
August 19, 2009
Normal cranberry crop expected; Wisconsin leads nation in output
This year is expected to be a "normal" year for cranberries. That projection actually means an estimated 10 percent drop in production. Wisconsin leads the nation in cranberry production. Last year's crop was a record-breaker, with Wisconsin growers planting an additional 1,500...
August 19, 2009 - 9:00am
June 8, 2009
Corn growers say they're not to blame for rising breakfast cereal costs
Wisconsin corn growers say they're not to blame for the rising cost of corn flakes. A box of corn flakes costs a dime more than a year ago and Wisconsin corn growers want you to know it's not their fault. The growers' association has boxes of corn flakes at June Dairy Month breakfasts...
June 8, 2009 - 9:00am
April 23, 2009
ALERT: Weather Service issues fire warning
The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued a red flag warning (fire weather warning) for St. Croix County, which is in effect until 7 p.m. this evening (Thursday). The warning includes much of western Wisconsin and Minnesota. Southerly winds will continue...
April 23, 2009 - 9:56am
Statewide battle against foreign invasive species gearing up
A statewide effort to fight the spread of foreign invasive species could begin as early as August. The Natural Resources Board has approved the nation's first comprehensive rules to keep dangerous fish, plants and animals in check. The Legislature will now review the rules and...
April 23, 2009 - 9:31am
April 16, 2009
Burning ban announced for New Richmond area
A burning ban was put into place Thursday April 16, for people in the New Richmond Fire District. The ban is in effect until further notice. According to Fire Chief Jim Vander Wyst, the low humidity, wind and lack of rain has left the countryside extremely dry. "The dry grass could...
April 16, 2009 - 4:33pm
April 7, 2009
Grass fire burns quickly through fields near New Richmond
The New Richmond Fire Department and St. Croix County Sheriff's Department responded to a large grass fire in the Town of Star Prairie Tuesday...
April 7, 2009 - 4:52pm
February 5, 2009
UPDATED: Testing finds salmonella in locally grown sprouts; more tests show farm isn't source
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture sent a consumer advisory Thursday after routine safety testing revealed salmonella bacteria in a package of alfalfa sprouts grown by River Falls-based Jack & The Green Sprouts. MDA advised all consumers to throw away any of the alfalfa sprouts...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am
September 23, 2008
Warmer temps helping farmers
It's warmer than normal for late September, and that's a blessing for Wisconsin farmers. They want the frost to stay away so their crops can catch up. Only 14 percent of the state's corn is mature, down from the five-year average of 35 percent.
September 23, 2008 - 9:00am