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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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Farm Technology Days seeks volunteers

Farm Technology Days seeks volunteers

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network It’s just two months out from Farm Technology Days in Portage County and organizers are looking for more volunteers. Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing director Melissa Sabel says they’re expecting to need over 1000 volunteers to make sure the event runs smoothly. “I don’t think that we’ll ever feel comfortable to say that we’re […]

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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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