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Agency says cheese-makers won’t lose wooden boards

Agency says cheese-makers won’t lose wooden boards

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says cheese producers won’t lose the wooden boards they use to age their cheese. That follows a flurry of protests by officials from Wisconsin and elsewhere. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the FDA issued a statement Wednesday saying the agency is going to work with […]

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EAB found in Door County, Wisconsin

EAB found in Door County, Wisconsin

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer Add Door County to the list of counties in the state with Emerald Ash Borer. The tree-killing insect was found south of Fish Creek in the Town of Gibraltar last week and confirmed by USDA on Tuesday. The discovery was really no big surprise given the amount of tourism in Wisconsin’s “thumb”. […]

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Family, Friends, Faith, and Farming: the good “F” words

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Roddy Dull Well, summer finally made it and everyone is in the field. My article entitled “Field Work” should have been the article for the month but I thought it might just depress everyone because of the late start this year, so I will save that one until this fall. So what other childhood […]

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FDA ruling could change cheese aging process

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wooden boards have been an integral part of aging a wide variety of cheeses by producers around the world for more than a century. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now says they are unsanitary after the agency cited several New York operations, despite state laws that permit wooden boards. […]

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85th Wisconsin State FFA Convention starts Monday

85th Wisconsin State FFA Convention starts Monday

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer The 85th Wisconsin State FFA Convention this week in Madison. State President Logan Wells says it all starts Monday with a Day of Service where members from across the state will spread out across Madison to work on several community service projects. Another group of members will pack meals for Outreach Inc. and […]

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The increasing risk of inbreeding in dairy

The increasing risk of inbreeding in dairy

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer As the process for selecting bulls in the dairy industry becomes more refined to selecting particular genetic traits there is an increasing chance of inbreeding. Robert Fourdraine with Ag Source says while a farmer may select a bull with a sire that has never been used in his herd, it may have […]

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CHS to build propane terminal in western Wisconsin

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer CHS and Federation Cooperative of Black River Falls, Wisconsin have signed a long-term agreement to build a propane terminal at Hixton, Wisconsin. Scheduled for completion by this fall, the terminal will be located along Interstate 94 and be served by the CN Railroad. It will have the ability to unload six railcars every […]

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Her final days as Alice in Dairyland

Her final days as Alice in Dairyland

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer Kristin Olson is spending her final week as Alice in Dairyland gearing-up for June Dairy Month. Her last official duty will be the Brown County dairy breakfast on Sunday morning. There are dairy breakfasts all-across the state during the month often giving people a chance to see what today’s farms are like. […]

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Plea deal calls for egg company to pay $6.8M fine

Plea deal calls for egg company to pay $6.8M fine

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.8 million in fines for crimes that include selling the tainted eggs that caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010. A plea agreement filed Monday by federal prosecutors calls for Quality Egg to plead guilty Tuesday to charges of bribery, selling misbranded eggs […]

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Senator Baldwin talks water, immigration and trade

Senator Baldwin talks water, immigration and trade

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin spent some time at the annual Mayor’s Dairy Breakfast in Marshfield on Friday morning. While working in the serving line for a couple of hours, she had the opportunity to talk to attendees about a number of farm-related issues. The Democrat says she is hearing some concern […]

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