“You don’t fill a room like this when things are going good on the farm,” Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden said quietly to me as we watched another wave of farmers flood into the conference room.

He was right. I hadn’t seen this many farmers turn out fo...

Forty years ago, you could count 39 dairy farms on the 20-mile route to the neighboring town. Of those farms, only three are left.

It’s not hard to understand why.  Dairy farmers were getting paid about the same price per hundred pounds of milk in 1978 as they are today...

The headline of a recent article in The Country Today newspaper pretty accurately summarized forecasts from the Ag Outlook Forum held recently in Madison. The big, bold print stated it point-blank: "Good News Hard to Find."

The overall theme of the forum? Farmers, espec...

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