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  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    The Hype, the Hope, and the Reality of Hemp

      In late 2018, Ralph and Beth Aschenbrenner started hearing a lot of good things about growing industrial hemp. Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant, […]

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    Five things everyone should know about . . . The Economic Impacts of COVID-19

      1. In a single month, the COVID-19 pandemic erased more than a decade’s-worth of new jobs. During the Great Recession (2007-09), Wisconsin’s employment level […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    There’s No Use in Wasting Spilt Milk

      Imagine the hard work of running a dairy farm — the relentless hours, the uncertainty over everything from the weather to prices, the worries […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    A Mining History Charted in Soil

    Long ago, lead and zinc mining were a way of life for the people of Southwest Wisconsin. But the industries left their imprint in the […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Knowledge Applied

    Should a school district close an elementary school with shrinking enrollment, or will student numbers rebound in the coming years? What’s the outlook for a […]

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    Cooperative Extension Comes Home

    By now the news has probably reached you that Cooperative Extension has returned to UW–Madison, and I would like to discuss why this is a […]

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    Minty Fresh

    As you approach a basic steel structure at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station, your nose informs you before your eyes do that you’ve found […]

  • Posted on February 15, 2011
    Code Orange

    Alarmed by a drop in hunting, researchers investigate how to better market the sport to new audiences.