Dairy Supply Management: Presentation by Torsten Hemme
Dr. Hemme discusses approaches to balancing supply and demand, both in short-term, emergency situations and at the longer-term, structural level. more
Price Tags/Cost Tags
Recently updated Price Tags/Cost Tags illustrate the environmental, social and health costs behind chicken, dairy products, eggs, hamburgers, potatoes, apples and tomatoes. more
New Livestock Compass Spreadsheet Availabe
Compass Tools are designed to help growers improve on-farm decision making and financial farm planning. A new and improved Livestock Compass spreadsheet is now available for meat and egg producers on CIAS's Compass Toolbox website
Comparing Apples to Apples: Single-Varietal Hard Apple Cider Testing
The goal of the Apples to Apples Project was to help hard cider growers—and makers—select apple varieties for a high-quality, artisanal product. To accomplish this, researchers compared the results of laboratory analysis and tastings of single-varietal ciders to identify desirable flavor characteristics.
CIAS 2018-19 Annual Report
In 2018-19, CIAS engaged in participatory research driven by the needs of small and medium Wisconsin farms and related businesses. Not only does this participatory approach help us identify potential research projects, it also humanizes the stark statistics that chronicle the enduring agricultural crisis. more
How Does Organic Management on Dairy Farms Affect Pastures and Soils?
UW-Madison researchers explored whether limitations on the inputs allowed in organic farming may result in differences in plant-soil dynamics compared to conventional dairy operations, necessitating different grazing techniques. They found relevant scientific literature to be scarce. more
Turning Grain into Dough: Farm Financial Management for Organic Grain and Crop Rotation
As of 2019 the five-year average farm gate price of organic corn in the U.S. is around $9 per bushel while the average for conventional corn has been about $3.50. Is it any wonder that some farmers are looking at what it takes to transition to certified organic production? more
Milk with Dignity
Milk with Dignity is a worker-centered social responsibility campaign. The first of its kind in the dairy industry, Milk with Dignity defines and enacts a system of fair labor standards for milk produced for Ben & Jerry’s. more