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Sale attracts hundreds of buyers

Riley Bros. Angus held their Fifth Annual Angus Bull Sale on Sat., Feb. 18 at their facility on R & K Road in Darlington. This sale is one of the cattle industries top bull sales in the Midwest, attracting hundreds of bidders from all over the Midwest.

February 22, 2017 | | Agriculture


Grow milkweed plants: save butterfly population

Read about Lon Arbegust's successful project in the July 14 issue of the Richland Observer.

July 13, 2016 | By Lon Arbegust | Agriculture


Rare twin horses born in Gratiot

Teri Johnson thought she knew what she was getting into when the pregnant Gypsy Cob mare she imported from Liphook, United Kingdom finally arrived at her High Horse Gypsies farm outside of Gratiot on May 17. But once June 6 rolled around and the mare delivered in the early morning, Johnson was surprised to see two foals instead of just one.

July 07, 2016 | Kayla Barnes | Agriculture


Duren’s Father’s Day wish fulfilled

Doug Duren of Madison, who frequently visits the family farm in rural Cazenovia, states the following. "My daughter Eleanor Duren asked me what I wanted for Father's Day. I said, a clean barn!" She is shown fulfilling his wish.

June 22, 2016 | | Agriculture


Program June 3 highlights women livestock farmers

DODGEVILLE - A network of experienced female farmers is hosting a workshop to offer support to beginning livestock farmers in Southwest Wisconsin.

May 22, 2016 | | Agriculture


Dairy Breakfast to be June 11 at Schultz Dairy Farms

The Lafayette County Dairy Promotion announced the 2016 Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast site for 2016. Gaylord Schultz and family invite everyone back to their farm to celebrate the 40th Annual Dairy Breakfast. The Schultz family hosted the Dairy Breakfast 25 years ago in 1991.

May 05, 2016 | | Agriculture


Celebrating a half century of helping animals

Half-century career as rural veterinarian highlighted in this week's Richland Observer.

April 20, 2016 | Dawn Kiefer | Agriculture


Vernon County dairy youth invited on dairy farm tours

Thanks to proceeds from the Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund, an upcoming educational tour is scheduled Saturday, April 9 for all Vernon County dairy youth who are members of 4-H, FFA and dairy breed organizations.

March 30, 2016 | Contributed | Agriculture


Farm Bureau PAC endorses Bradley for state Supreme Court

The Volunteers for Agriculture Committee has endorsed Justice Rebecca Bradley in the April 5 election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

March 22, 2016 | Contributed/Amy Eckelberg | Agriculture


Milk Marketing Board nominations close April 1

Milk producers who are eligible and interested in running for a Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director seat have until April 1 to submit a nomination form to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

March 22, 2016 | Contributed | Agriculture


Foreign investors must report holdings, transactions to USDA

Katharine Lewison, Vernon County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, informs foreign investors who buy, sell or hold a direct or indirect interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required under the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act to report their holdings and transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

March 22, 2016 | Contributed/Peggy Leum | Agriculture


Hoffman named Cattleman of the Year

J. Scott Hoffman of Richland County has been named the Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association Cattleman of the Year.

March 09, 2016 | | Agriculture


Vernon County Cattlemen annual meeting is April 6

The Vernon County Cattlemen Association has scheduled their annual "Build a Better Beef" Meeting for Wednesday, April 6. This year's meeting location will be at the VFW Club in Viroqua.

March 08, 2016 | Contributed/Linda Morrison | Agriculture


Vernon County Cattlemen sponsor scholarships

The Vernon County Cattlemen's Association will be awarding scholarships to selected Vernon County resident high school seniors who are planning to enter post-secondary education. Examples of programs which qualify include but are not limited to: four year programs at a university campus; agriculture and industry short course and vocational technical college programs.

March 08, 2016 | Contributed/Linda Morrison | Agriculture


Nominations sought for Milk Marketing Board directors

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is inviting dairy producers from Vernon and Crawford counties who are interested in serving the state's dairy industry to submit a nomination to represent their district as a Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director. DATCP oversees the nomination and election process.

March 08, 2016 | Contributed | Agriculture


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CEO of Facebook visits farm in Blanchardville

It's not every day that a man worth $60 billion sits down at your dinner table. But that is what happened to the Gant ...

May 05, 2017 | Kayla Barnes | Agriculture


Lafayette County Livestock looks at new fairgrounds

DARLINGTON - A meeting to explore the possibility, interest, options or opportunities of replacing the current Lafayette County Fairgrounds on Hwy. 81 in Darlington, with a ...

May 05, 2017 | Brian Lund | Agriculture


County updating Farming Preseration Plan

The Crawford County Farmland Preservation Plan (FPP) and map are currently moving toward an update.

May 03, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | Agriculture


Sensitive areas, fish and beavers are some of the topics considered

Meetings of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) were held in each county of the state on Monday, April 10.

April 27, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | Agriculture


Pasture walk season is about to kick off

The 2017 season of pasture walk and facilitated discussion series is about to kick off.

April 26, 2017 | | Agriculture


Field day focuses on cover crops

Forty local farmers attended a cover crop field day held at Swede Knutson's farm in rural Ferryville on Friday, April 7.

April 19, 2017 | By GILLIAN POMPLUN | Agriculture


At the mill wheel grinding

Read about an ag success story in the April 13, 2017 issue of The Richland Observer.

April 12, 2017 | Dawn Kiefer | Agriculture


Nutrient recycling

With the protection of natural resources in mind, manure composting is taking root in Wisconsin.

April 06, 2017 | Dena Harris | Agriculture


Kuster shows the internet ‘How Farms Work’

"I couldn't imagine doing anything else."

April 05, 2017 | David Timmerman | Agriculture


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