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IS HEMP THE NEXT BIG THING IN AGRICULTURE?

Mar 03, 2019 - The Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin was once a leading producer of wheat, but a combination of disease and pests devastated the state's crop in the 1860s. Farmers turned to alternatives, from rye to barley, and from produce to corn.

The predecessors for today's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the UW-Madison were already on the scene, helping farmers transition. It happened again in the 1890s when Professor Stephen Babcock developed the first simple and practical test for measuring the butterfat content ...