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Record September cheese stocks reported

U.S. cheese inventories hit a record for September while dairy stocks declined from August. In USDA’s latest Cold Storage report, cheese stocks totaled nearly 1.5 billion pounds, up one percent from 2021, while down one percent on the month. Other types of cheese, like... Read More.

Iowa wants invasive weed sightings reported

Asian copperleaf Photo: Iowa Dept. of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Iowa officials are asking farmers to report sightings of an invasive weed.  The Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University want to know how widespread the Asian Copperleaf infestation has... Read More.

New HPAI case reported in Wisconsin

Highly pathogenic avian influenza took a warm, three-month-long break but has returned to Wisconsin.  The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection says the most recent case was confirmed Friday and is a backyard flock of seven birds in St. Croix County. Another 115 birds... Read More.

HPAI reported in Genesee County

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is continuing to report detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza this fall. A 25-bird backyard chicken flock in Genesee County tested positive for the virus, the first case this year in the county.  Officials are reminding bird... Read More.

Good dry bean quality reported in Michigan

The Michigan Bean Commission estimates dry bean harvest in the state is about halfway finished. Executive Director Joe Cramer tells Brownfield quality so far has been very good. “We’ve had exceptionally good quality in our small red inventory that’s been harvested so far, like the... Read More.

New avian influenza case reported in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a new case of highly pathogenic avian influenza.  A non-commercial backyard flock of 115 birds in Washington County northeast of Milwaukee has been depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease. This brings the total number of flocks affected in Wisconsin this year... Read More.

More tar spot is being reported

A plant pathologist says he’s getting more reports of corn tar spot. Dr. Damon Smith with the University of Wisconsin tells Brownfield more farmers are calling in tar spot reports. “Over the last week or so, it has slowed, the progression has slowed... Read More.