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.

Grant to expand food pantry access to healthy produce

The River Food Pantry has received $422,500 — its largest grant ever — from the Inland Empire Community Foundation to increase access to fresh, healthy produce for Dane County households facing food insecurity.

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