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Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

Number of Iowa chickens to be killed due to bird flu lower

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The number of chickens at a northwest Iowa farm that will need to be killed because of the bird flu virus has been reduced to 3.8 million. Sunrise Farms announced Tuesday that it houses 3.8 million laying hens, all of which will need to be killed after a routine test […]

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Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

Wisconsin agriculture officials ban poultry movement in three counties

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network State officials have ordered a ban on moving poultry in three Wisconsin counties. State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw ordered the ban Friday on moving poultry to shows, exhibitions, and swap meets in Jefferson, Juneau, and Barron counties – all counties where the H5N2 avian influenza virus was recently found. Additionally, anyone owning […]

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Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

Wisconsin is latest state to report avian influenza

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Bob Hague – WRN –A highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found in Wisconsin. The H5N2 avian influenza has been confirmed in a commercial flock of 200,000 chickens in Jefferson County, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The flock is located within the Mississippi […]

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Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

Wisconsin DWD economist sees need for agriculture workers

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network An aging workforce will mean hard to fill positions in Wisconsin’s crucial agricultural industry. Department of Workforce Development chief economist Dennis Winters said challenges in the ag sector mirror those in the rest of the state’s economy. “From a workforce standpoint, and with the quantity problem, it’s going to be […]

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Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

Wisconsin dairy farm denies allegations of polluting wells

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – Owners of a 4,000-cow dairy farm in northeast Wisconsin say the operation isn’t polluting drinking wells amid allegations from environmental groups. Press-Gazette Media reports owners of Kinnard Farms said in a statement Wednesday that they’re surprised by the allegations. They said the Kewaunee County farm follows strict regulations and strives to […]

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Senate passes WOTUS clarifications

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield The U.S. Senate passed a budget bill early Friday morning after a marathon voting session. The packaged passed on a 52 to 46 vote with all Democrats and Republicans Ted Cruz and Rand Paul voting against it. The bill includes amendments which state the EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rules do […]

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Cattlemen Meeting Announced

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vernon County Cattlemen Association has scheduled their annual “Build a Better Beef” Meeting for Wednesday, April 15th.  This year’s meeting location will be at the VFW Club in Viroqua. The program will start at 6:00 p.m. with the “Build Your Burger Bar” dinner sponsored in part by Premier Cooperative and Chaseburg Farmers’ Cooperative. The […]

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Vernon County dairy organization offering new scholarships

Vernon County dairy organization offering new scholarships

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Committee announced this week two brand new awards being presented to honor the achievements of youth interested and involved in the dairy project in Vernon County through 4-H, FFA, or dairy breed organizations. For the first time this year, two separate Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Scholarships will be […]

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Mercy For Animals Praises Great Lakes Cheese for Enacting Industry

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Birnamwood, WI – Great Lakes Cheese, one of the largest cheese producers in the country, has just announced a significant new animal welfare policy that will improve the lives of thousands of cows across its dairy supply chain each year. The policy follows a shocking undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals at Andrus Dairy in […]

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Dairy cow prices decline with milk

Dairy cow prices decline with milk

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer-Brownfield Lower milk prices have prompted lower dairy cow prices over the last three months. The USDA National Ag Statistics Service says the average dairy cow price in the U.S. as of January 31st was $1,990 down $130 from the end of October. California saw the biggest decline with the average dairy cow […]

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