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Archive of: Agribusiness Biz Report

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Quince & Apple acquires nut company

The owners of Madison-based Quince & Apple announced their acquisition of Milwaukee-based Treat Bake shop, which produces candied and spiced nuts.

March 2018

Night Market adds a night

Building on the success of last year, the Central Business Improvement District announced the addition of a fourth Madison Night Market to its summer slate.

February 2018

NASA extends local veggies-in-space program

Sierra Nevada Corp. has been awarded a contract from NASA for its Madison operation, formerly known as Orbitec, to continue a program to further develop a way for astronauts to grow and eat regular servings of fresh vegetables in space.

February 2018

State exports up 6%

Bolstered by a 71.1% jump in exports to Saudi Arabia that totaled $796 million and was largely related to military vehicles, Wisconsin’s exports increased 6% in 2017.

February 2018

Concession project begins at zoo

A $1.6 million construction project broke ground adjacent to the Henry Vilas Zoo’s Flamingo Exhibit that will add more restrooms featuring more handicap stalls, provide a family and breastfeeding area, and include a new concession area with outdoor seating.

February 2018

Former horse fair director charged

Rhonda Reese, 51, the former director of the Midwest Horse Fair was charged in Columbia County Circuit Court of 61 counts of embezzlement.

February 2018

Former horse fair director suspected in theft

Rhonda Reese, the Midwest Horse Fair’s executive director from 2007 until she was fired in July 2017, will likely be charged with multiple counts of theft from Horse Fair accounts.

December 2017

Never say never — Brennan’s will be back

Tim Mulcahy, long-time manager for Brennan’s Market, has acquired the Brennan’s name and will reopen the former Brennan’s location at 8210 Watts Road under the name Brennan’s Cellars.

November 2017

Paoli to gain a new cheese shop

Landmark Creamery will open soon in Paoli next to the former Paoli Pub & Grill location and across from Cluck The Chicken Store.

October 2017

Olbrich expansion plan continues

Discussions are continuing on a $10 million expansion of Olbrich Botanical Gardens at 3330 Atwood Ave. on Madison’s east side.

October 2017
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