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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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Wisconsin ag exports increase

Wisconsin ag exports increase

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer The latest numbers from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection show Wisconsin’s agricultural exports for the first quarter of 2014 were 25 percent above year-ago levels. The value of dairy product exports jumped 63 percent to $140 million. Bovine genetics increased 81 percent to $19 million. Wisconsin leads the nation […]

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High schools build greenhouses for ag education

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Several Wisconsin high schools are building greenhouses to help teach students about aquaponics and sustainable agriculture. Sheboygan Press Media reports at least four high schools in eastern Wisconsin have built or are in the process of building facilities that can cost as much as $6.5 million. Kiel High School opened an […]

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Wisconsin farm tax roundtable on Wednesday

Wisconsin farm tax roundtable on Wednesday

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is conducting a series of roundtable discussions around the state to gather ideas as to how to achieve the Walker Administration’s goal of reducing the overall tax burden on Wisconsin citizens. On Wednesday she will be at the U.W. Richland County with the express purpose of hearing […]

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A little more planted in Wisconsin

A little more planted in Wisconsin

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

By: Bob Meyer Cold, wet conditions continued to plague Wisconsin farmers last week. The weekly Crop Progress Report from the National Ag Statistics Service shows 36 percent of the state’s corn crop was planted as of Sunday, a 16-point increase from a week ago but well-behind the five-year average of 61 percent normally planted by […]

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