Over the last couple of weeks, there have been several days where we've found ourselves anxiously awaiting the sound of a plow. The rain, sleet, snow and ice all has hit Crawford County with a fury, following what seemed to be an extremely mild December.
Despite repeated announcements about the need for improving high-speed internet access for rural areas, progress or even planned progress on making those improvements seems slow.
Last Saturday will be forever remembered in history. The 2017 Women's March on Washington D.C. drew an estimated half a million people, including one Gays Mills woman and her sister.
Regenerative grazing production and anti-inflammatory foods are two of the top consumer food trends for 2017, according to trend predictors for Whole Foods Market. Grass-fed beef and dairy, and pastured pork are agricultural products that may allow Crawford County farmers to cash in on both of these trends.
Cashing in on some of the identified 2017 consumer food trends favoring purple foods and anti-inflammatory foods could be a way for Crawford County farmers to reinvigorate the agricultural economy.
Many women and families consider giving birth to be one of the most important moments of their lives. To assist in this journey, Trillium Midwifery Services has opened a whole new door to birthing.
Crawford County farmers could score big wins in growing the farm economy, protecting the unique and fragile ecosystem, and mitigating public safety threats from flooding, by taking steps on their farms to cash in on growing trends in the food industry.
Nearly 40 farmers interested in pastured pork production and forming a regional farmer's cooperative gathered at the Crawford County Highway Department complex in Seneca on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
As many may recall, the Crawford County Independent played local host to receiving donations to send to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a couple of months ago for flood relief. During that time, we received many generous donations of clothing, food and more than a few handmade quilts. We are happy to report that everything made it to our friends in the south safely via a jumbo U-Haul truck, driven by Robin Transo.
Was there more to the recent flooding in Vernon and Crawford counties than heavy rainfall on an already saturated soil? Obviously, both were part of the mix that brought a train derailment, two deaths and some catastrophic property damage to the area during the morning of Thursday, Sept. 22.
In August of 2015, in response to a crisis of ground and surface water contamination in Kewaunee County, the DNR created a Groundwater Collaboration Workgroup. The group was tasked with defining sensitive areas that are high risk for groundwater pollution. To that end, the group recommended management practices to help reduce or eliminate that water pollution and its associated health risks.
Right on Main Street in Gays Mills, but tucked back a little bit, is a shop that has been providing natural and local products since the 1970s.
Youth conservation education is a fine old tradition in the state of Wisconsin and the nation, with its roots in the Civilian Conservation Corps of Roosevelt's New Deal.
The Crawford County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on a residence resulting in several drug busts.
Apple Fest didn't quite go exactly as planned a couple of weeks ago. The 'always the last weekend of September' festival was bumped ahead two weeks and we are all ready for the redo.
The 2017 season of pasture walk and facilitated discussion series is in full swing, with the grass turning green and the temperatures warming up.
The Crawford County Farmland Preservation Plan (FPP) and map are currently moving toward an update.
For many people, hunting mushrooms can be likened to gold fever. One man who understands the lure of the morel is Larry Stanek, a 1971 ...
In April, 2017 investigators from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office concluded a lengthy investigation into the illegal sale and possession of methamphetamine, prescription medication ...
Two exciting Cover Crop Field days will be held featuring nationally known Soil Health expert Jay Fuhrer! Local farmers will share what they are doing ...
"The joke we make is that Ferryville is the laughter capital of the universe" was how 'Laughing' Laura Gentry described the upcoming event in Ferryville.
The Dudenbostels, from rural Seneca, played a large role in the local effort to help Kansas farmers who were devastated when wildfires swept through the ...
Susan and Mike Mueller of rural Viola are literally laboring in the trenches to launch a pastured-pork cooperative in southwestern Wisconsin.
It's getting to be that time of year. The catch-and-release trout-fishing season started officially on Saturday, Jan. 7. However, there seemed to be a ...
Crawford County Independent columnist Jane Schmidt has done it again!
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