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More wheat diseases this year seen in Wisconsin

A University of Wisconsin plant pathologist says more farmers are reporting diseases in wheat crops.  Dr. Damon Smith tells Brownfield it’s been about four years since Wisconsin growers have seen stripe rust, and that’s not all. “In addition to stripe rust, we’re also seeing... Read More.

Most Wisconsin crops emerged, doing well

Nearly all of Wisconsin’s planting is complete and most of the first-crop hay has been harvested. USDA reporters say corn planting is 93% finished with 84% of the crop emerged.  Sixty-nine percent of the corn is in good to excellent condition. Soybean planting is... Read More.

Kikkoman begins construction on new Wisconsin soy sauce plant

(Photo: Jefferson, WI groundbreaking ceremony provided by Kikkoman) The world’s leading producer of traditionally-brewed soy sauce has started it’s Wisconsin expansion project.  Kikkoman announced the expansion plan earlier this year and broke ground Wednesday at their new Jefferson site.  The new facility will produce... Read More.

Weather stalls Wisconsin fieldwork

A late month snow storm and rain put a halt to early fieldwork in Wisconsin. The USDA says prior to that shift in weather, warm, dry weather allowed farmers to get in the fields, tilling and applying manure ahead of planting, with wheat and... Read More.

Wisconsin Corn official resigns

The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board’s Executive Director resigned Friday. In a statement, Board President Ryan Ripp says, “The Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board would like to thank Nicole Wagner for her years of service to the corn growers in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin Corn made great strides... Read More.

ClonBio invests in Wisconsin site to get more from corn

Photo courtesy of Aztalan Bio A once-failed corn processing plant is back in operation and the new owner is making large investments in its future. Eric Sievers with Irish-based ClonBio Group says they acquired the former Valero Ethanol site near Jefferson, Wisconsin in 2022, and... Read More.

Wisconsin dairy CAFO group appeals pollution permit case

The Wisconsin Dairy Alliance has filed an appeal in its case against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources concerning pollutant discharge elimination system permits. The original lawsuit on behalf of Wisconsin Dairy Alliance and Venture Dairy Cooperative claimed the DNR lacked authority to force... Read More.