Agribusiness

Evers announces $50 million more in farm aid

Through a new round of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, Gov. Tony Evers will provide an additional $50 million in direct payments to support Wisconsin’s agricultural producers.

Local companies receive dairy business innovation grants

The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA), a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, have announced 26 companies and cooperatives to receive grants totaling $1.19 million, two of which are local to Dane County.

FreshWater Engineering joins Anchor QEA

To expand water resources service nationwide, Wisconsin-based FreshWater Engineering LLV has joined forces with environmental consulting firm Anchor QEA, which is based in Seattle, Washington.

State hemp license applications decline

The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reported a steep decline in state hemp grower and processor applications in the state.

Farmers market allowed to return to downtown

After gaining approval from the Street Use Staff Commission, the Dane County Farmers’ Market will return to the Capitol Square on Saturdays and the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Wednesdays.

Farmers market plans return to square

The Dane County Farmers’ Market has applied to use the perimeter of Capitol Square on Saturdays from June 19–Nov. 13, except Sept. 25 when Art Fair on the Square is scheduled.

Madison startup makes zero-waste foods easy

With all the attention single-use plastics have received for their detrimental effect on the environment, it should come as little surprise that a Madison startup has begun cornering the local market on zero-waste food products.

Take Five: Area company concentrates on farms and lakes

A promising company that could solve a seemingly intractable problem is still promising, but it’s also in a pandemic pause of sorts. Aqua Innovations, maker of the NuWay nutrient management system, is still working to sell this novel manure management technology to more farms.

The green in “going green” also refers to money

When the term green energy is used, it’s most often used in the context of the environmental benefits, but there also is an economic component — a strong economic component — because a clean environment is vital for business development.

With biogas, farms and lakes can coexist

A number of promising technologies have emerged to prevent phosphorous from farm waste from getting into the local watershed, and the production of biogas is one of them.

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