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Independent poultry processors benefit from law

Independent poultry processors benefit from law

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF CLINTON, Wis. (AP) – A recently revised federal law has already meant more business for at least one small poultry processor from southern Wisconsin. Brian Lutzow, of Twin Cities Pack in Rock County, is one of a few independent poultry processing plants in Wisconsin. His company is the second in the Badger State […]

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Big hail shatters windows, flattens Nebraska crops

Big hail shatters windows, flattens Nebraska crops

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) – Calls have gone out to glass and siding companies and insurance agents after a barrage of hail left a trail of broken windows, damaged houses and ravaged farm fields in parts of western and central Nebraska. Hailstones as big as baseballs were reported in North Platte on Wednesday evening. The […]

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MOO Milk disbands

MOO Milk disbands

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer An effort by organic dairy producers in Maine to market their own milk is shutting down. Maine’s Own Organic or MOO Milk is disbanding leaving the producers to pursue contracts with other processors. The co-op had stopped processing milk in May after equipment problems put them in a situation where they needed […]

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NMPF asks for dairy farm exemption

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer Arguing that milk leaving U.S. dairy farms is an unlikely target for a terrorist attack, National Milk Producers Federation has asked the Food and Drug Administration to exempt dairy producers from “intentional adulteration” regulations being issued under the major rewrite of federal food safety laws. In comments filed with FDA, NMPF contends […]

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Wisconsin farmers take weather in stride

Wisconsin farmers take weather in stride

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Rain has taken a significant toll on Wisconsin farm work, but growers in the Fox Valley region say they’re doing the best they can to take advantage of sunny days. A Post-Crescent Media report says the 2014 growing season arrived with significant challenges. A harsh winter melted into a cold spring […]

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Water tests end after Wisconsin manure spill

Water tests end after Wisconsin manure spill

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – The Fond du Lac County Health Department is ending water quality tests it had done since a manure spill in May. An estimated 50,000 gallons of manure spilled into Pipe Creek, which drains into Lake Winnebago. The spill happened at Lake Breeze Dairy Farm in Malone, to the east […]

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FSA reminds producers – crop reporting deadline approaching

FSA reminds producers – crop reporting deadline approaching

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County CED, Kathy Lewison wants to remind farmers that after spring planting, producers need to certify their 2014 crop acreages by the July 15th reporting deadline. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage is required to establish eligibility for most FSA programs that […]

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Dairy industry in “panic mode”

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer Dairy markets moved higher for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. Cash cheese barrels have gained 2.25 cents in the last two days, blocks are up 2.5 cents and butter has gained 6.5 cents. Class III futures have responded accordingly with July up 40 cents, August up 49 cents and September gaining […]

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Wet week around Wisconsin

Wet week around Wisconsin

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: John Perkins Not a lot of progress in Wisconsin fields last week as persistent rain, some hail and a few tornadoes swept the state. Green Bay reported 2.2 inches of rain, Green County reports 5 to 7 inches, Trempealeau County had over 7, St. Croix and Fond du Lac Counties reporting 8 inches each. […]

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Wisconsin: “best hay crop in years!”

Wisconsin: “best hay crop in years!”

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer – Wisconsin Radio Network Despite cooler-than-normal temperatures and intermittent showers, Wisconsin farmers made progress in the fields last week. The weekly Crop Progress Report from the National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says as of Sunday: 96 percent of the corn is planted, just one point behind the five-year average. 88 […]

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