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Fruit crops vulnerable to frost risk

A record-setting warm winter has put fruit in the Midwest’s top-producing state at risk.  “It not only broke the record, it really shattered it.” Michigan climatologist Jeff Andresen tells Brownfield winter temperatures in the Great Lakes state were more than 10 degrees warmer than... Read More.

Risk and reward of early planting

Farmers might be considering the risk and reward of early planting. Jeff Moon with Corteva Agriscience says fieldwork could start early given mild winter conditions across most of the Midwest. “As we don’t see much snow out there. But anytime we can get something... Read More.

Risk and Reward

A mild winter could lead to an early start to fieldwork, and Corteva Agriscience Market Development Specialist Jeff Moon says there’s plenty of evidence planting soybeans earlier provides an opportunity for higher yields. But he tells Brownfield early planting can also make young beans susceptible... Read More.

ARC County still best risk management option for most farmers

An ag economist says his risk management recommendations have not changed. Paul Mitchell with the University of Wisconsin Madison tells Brownfield he still prefers the County Ag Risk Coverage plan because of where market prices are. “The 2024 marketing year average price is... Read More.

FSA busy with risk management sign-ups

Sign-ups for USDA risk management programs are open, and a Farm Service Agency official says offices have been busy.  Greg Biba is the Chief Program Specialist for FSA in Wisconsin, and he says, “Our offices have definitely seen activity, for sure.” Biba says farmers... Read More.

High Risk of West Nile Virus Activity in Five Kansas Regions

By the Kansas Department of Health and Environment  TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for all regions of the state other than the southeast region, which is at a moderate... Read More.

KDHE Awards 17 Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Community Grantees

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Community Health Promotion program is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community Grant. In total, the SFY 2024 CDRR program covers: 17 grantees, 29 counties and... Read More.