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Census of Ag shows Wisconsin’s agricultural values up 46%

USDA’s newly-released Census of Agriculture shows the value of Wisconsin’s agricultural production has grown considerably.  Greg Bussler is with the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Madison. He tells Brownfield, “Wisconsin farms produced 16.7 billion dollars of agricultural goods and so on, and... Read More.

Wisconsin’s Farmland Preservation law updates signed into law

Legislation updating Wisconsin’s farmland preservation program has been signed into law. State Senator Patrick Testin from Stevens Point co-authored the legislation with Representative Loren Oldenburg. He says, “Wisconsin has been a leader in this program going back to the 1970s, but the problem... Read More.

Rain slowed Wisconsin’s harvest, except cranberries

Rain kept Wisconsin farmers out of the fields for much of the week, but it did help replenish soil moisture levels.  USDA says topsoil moisture is n ow rated 16% surplus, 71% adequate, 10% short, and 3% very short, with subsoil moisture at... Read More.

Farm Bureau critical of Wisconsin’s wolf management plan

A Wisconsin farm organization is not pleased with the state’s new wolf management plan.  Kevin Krentz with Wisconsin Farm Bureau tells Brownfield farmer members are disappointed the DNR got away from its numerical goal for the wolf population. “In the past, we’ve... Read More.

Wisconsin’s harvest rolls along

Harvesting remains in full swing for Wisconsin farmers as dry and warmer-than-average weather helped keep equipment moving.  USDA reporters say 27% of the state’s soybeans are now in the bin.  Ninety-seven percent of the soybeans are coloring with 80% dropping leaves.  Forty-nine percent of... Read More.

Weekend rain slowed Wisconsin’s harvest activities

Scattered weekend rains slowed Wisconsin’s fieldwork, but a lot of corn silage, potatoes, and alfalfa fields were harvested last week. USDA reporters say 98% of the state’s corn is now in the dough stage or beyond with 87% of the corn dented.  Forty-six percent... Read More.

Wisconsin’s Dairy Innovation Hub funds 8 more research projects

Wisconsin’s Dairy Innovation Hub has authorized additional research projects.  The hub, supported by 7.8 million dollars annually from the State of Wisconsin conducts research for land and water stewardship, enriching human health and nutrition, ensuring animal health and welfare, and growing farm businesses... Read More.

Two bills could benefit Wisconsin’s Farm & Industry Short Course

Some of Wisconsin’s Farm and Industry Short Course students would qualify for student financial aid under a new proposal being considered by state lawmakers. State Senator Joan Ballweg tells Brownfield she introduced legislation to modernize student financial aid programs, including the Wisconsin Grant program... Read More.

Most corn handling Wisconsin’s heat wave

A University of Wisconsin expert says the recent hot temperatures have not caused major problems for the corn crop in his state. Joe Lauer tells Brownfield much of Wisconsin received up to four inches of rain over a week ago, but the heat will... Read More.

Rain helps Wisconsin’s crops

Timely rain during critical growth stages helped Wisconsin’s corn and soybeans last week.  USDA statistician Greg Bussler says there are still areas impacted by drought that still have poor hay and pasture conditions. USDA says topsoil conditions show 55% of the fields have adequate... Read More.