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Archive of: Agribusiness

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Proof positive

Proof positive

Thursday, June 14 was an important day for the future of Wisconsin’s economy. On that day, a promising agriculture technology was commissioned at Son-Bow Farms near Spring Valley in northwestern Wisconsin, and it could be just the beginning of forging a better relationship between farms and the environment.

July 2018
‘There’s a bug in my food …’

‘There’s a bug in my food …’

Kevin Bachhuber says he’s fed bugs to people for the first time well over a thousand times at this point in his career, and he’s on a mission to grow the edible insect industry.

June 2018

Westport approves zoning change for Purple Cow organics

The Town of Westport approved a zoning change that will likely allow Purple Cow Organics to relocate to 5935 Hwy K.

June 2018

Misuse, high costs doom compost program

A seven-year pilot program designed to collect organic materials and deliver them to the area’s only biodigester is ending due to high costs.

June 2018
Creature comforts expanded for cats

Creature comforts expanded for cats

The owners of Lakeview Veterinary Clinic, 3518 Monroe St., opened a cat-exclusive annex to their practice on May 21 to better serve their most persnickety patients.

June 2018
New franchise hits Madison during peak season for pest control

New franchise hits Madison during peak season for pest control

Thanks to heavy spring rains combined with recent hot, muggy temps, anyone who spent time outdoors over the long Memorial Day weekend likely encountered what’s long been jokingly referred to as “Wisconsin’s state bird” — mosquitoes.

May 2018
Badgers and alpacas are a perfect fit

Badgers and alpacas are a perfect fit

When UW–Madison alum Katie Lorenz traveled to Peru in 2014, she never realized she’d be returning with the seeds of an idea for a clothing line that married her discovery of alpaca-fiber clothing with her Badger roots.

May 2018
Horse sense

Horse sense

When veterinarians and friends Judy Batker, Laura Anderson, and Stephanie Miesen decided to leave a more generalized small animal veterinary practice in January 2017 to focus exclusively on horses, they were following their passions. For years, the colleagues had worked together at Country View Veterinary Service, an Oregon business Batker helped launch in 1999, until they started Country View Equine Clinic — an entirely separate operation — next door. Now they’re equal equine partners.

May 2018
Fish for thought

Fish for thought

Tucked in the hillsides around Belleville, Wis., Clean Fresh Food is growing leafy greens in a way most farms don’t … without dirt. The business practices aquaponics, a method of growing nutritious food without soil.

May 2018

Klein’s Floral gets a makeover

Klein’s Floral, a 105-year-old family business at 3758 E. Washington Ave., recently unveiled its renovated facilities.

April 2018
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