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Congress must protect the lives of America's Farmers

Get Ready for Goat-tober With Endangered San Clemente Island Goats in Western Wisconsin

Erin with Goats
October 8, 2020

EB Ranch is steward to these endangered goats, and offers luscious goat milk soap and other diverse farm products.


Ridgeland, WI 9/7/2020 — My name is Erin Link and am a woman farmer that owns EB Ranch with my partner Robert Grundy. In 2013 I brought some of these rare, San Clemente Island Goats onto my farm. Now the herd and farm have grown and total SCIG populations in the US and Canada have increased from around 400 to over 800. 


Cherries, Cows, and Cognitive Dissonance - oh, my!

Brittany Olson
September 3, 2020

Even though my days as a farm journalist are getting farther and farther behind me in the rearview mirror, the desire to know what’s going on in the world is one that I still haven’t been able to shake. One day, I was reading Wisconsin Ag Connection as I do before chores every morning when I came across a piece titled “USDA Announces Production Controls on Cherries”.

Jeff Smith - Big Agenda for Small Farms

State Senator Jeff Smith
August 18, 2020

When it comes to farming, one thing is certain – it connects us all. Many of us in western Wisconsin can trace our roots to farming. But even if we’ve personally lost a physical connection to the family farm, all Wisconsin residents have an obvious connection to Wisconsin’s agricultural heritage.


Governor Evers announces new support for farmers and to reduce hunger

Governor Tony Evers
May 20, 2020

Today Governor Tony Evers announced a new program to directly pay Wisconsin farmers for losses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to increase food security for Wisconsin residents. The Wisconsin Farm Support Program will provide $50 million in payments to Wisconsin farmers and $15 million in payments to combat hunger.

Why farmers are dumping milk – and how consumers can help

Kara O'Connor
April 4, 2020

Trump budget would undo gains from conservation programs on farms and ranches

February 17, 2018
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Texas farmer Taylor Wilcox received USDA funding to flood his fallow rice fields, creating habitat for black-necked stilts and other birds.

Congress must protect the lives of America's Farmers

December 10, 2017

Recent articles in and discuss the high suicide rate among farmers in the US and globally.