Managing national milk production to boost dairy farm profitability is not a new concept. The U.S government has made at least three notable attempts to manage the milk supply since the 1970’s, however these attempts were largely unsuccessful. This begs the question, i...

 Dairy cattle graze in Taylor County, WI October 1st, the same day Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue visited World Dairy Expo. (Photo by Danielle Endvick) 

In an Oct. 1 meeting with reporters at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue tied th...

August 30, 2019

The following was a public testimony given at the DATCP ATCP 51 public hearing in Wausau, WI on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. Posted with permission from the author.

I'm here today to urge members of this board to pass the recommended ACTP-51 revisions.

ACT 235 which passe...

July 10, 2019

Formed in February 2019, South Central Hemp Co-op is proud and excited to announce the 6-member working Board of Directors has voted in the 2019 Producer Membership! South Central Hemp, in this start-up year, officially consists of 9 Producer Members, represented by 15...

June 25, 2019

"I don’t want any other family to forego their long-term health due to lack of good insurance or affordable health care."

I would like to share our family’s experience with BadgerCare, and I would like to encourage Wisconsin legislators to use the available federal fund...

May 1, 2019

It really has been a year since we packed a room at Barron Electric when Barron County Farm Bureau and Farmers Union held a farmer-led discussion on the dairy crisis. Wow!

One thing that bothers me as much — if not more — than the apathy of dairy industry leaders and el...

The 2019 National Farmers Union Women’s Conference took place Jan. 13-17 in San Diego, California.  Last year, I attended the Women’s Conference for the first time as a Wisconsin Farmers Union scholarship recipient. Four scholarships were again granted this year to WFU...

The past year has been an incredible one for Wisconsin Farmers Union, with our grassroots work helping to shift narratives and strengthen the voice of family farmers and rural communities. We're keeping the momentum going this spring with a number of opportunities comi...