Category Archives: Ag Newswire

Leaders Talk Ag on Capitol Hill

Wisconsin Farm Bureau leaders became lobbyists for a day while meeting with Wisconsin’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. on April 9. The issues at hand were technology, taxes, trade, farm bill implementation, immigration, water regulations and animal welfare. “I was very happy with my visits on Capitol Hill,” said Doug Rebout, a Rock County Farm […]

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AgStar Offering $1,000 Scholarships for Youth in Agriculture

Youth aged 14 to 21 are invited to submit a video on how they stand up for agriculture, with the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship from AgStar Financial Services. It’s easy to enter–just submit your video and then get friends and family to vote by clicking “vote” on your submission. The contestant from each […]

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Workshop to Help Local Food Producers Expand Local Markets

Local food producers who want to grow their local sales outlets this season should plan to attend the “Know Your Buyers” workshop April 30 in Madison.  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and UW-Extension encourage producers to register now for the technical assistance workshop, which growers can attend in person or free […]

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USDA Announces Sign-Up for Disaster Assistance Programs

Sign-Up Begins April 15 for Livestock, Honeybee, Fruit Grower Programs The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implementation of the programs has been a top priority for USDA. “These programs […]

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$20 Million Allocated to Reduce Damage Caused by Feral Swine

This week the Agriculture Department announced a new national plan aimed at reducing damage caused by feral swine with a long-term goal to eliminate feral swine in 10 states within seven years. The $20 million program will be managed under the Wildlife Services program of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, working directly with […]

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WI Potatoes High in Potassium; Most Affordable Source

Did You Know one medium potato with skin provides 18% of the recommended daily value of potassium per serving? In fact, the United States Potato Board (USPB) classifies potatoes as the largest and most affordable source of potassium of any vegetable or fruit on its consumer site, The site also refers to potatoes as […]

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American Farm Bureau’s Stallman Calls for Tax Changes

Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the American Farm Bureau Federation told the House Ways and Means Committee today. “One of the major goals of tax reform should be to provide stable, predictable rules for businesses […]

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Farm Bureau Survey: Wisconsin Food Prices Up Slightly in 2014

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s survey of retail food prices at Wisconsin supermarkets shows overall consistency in price, but upward pressure on items like meat, milk and eggs. “While the overall average price stayed nearly the same over the past year, strong exports and tight supplies for livestock-related products like beef, eggs and dairy have […]

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Wendy Kannel Hired as Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Foundation Director

MADISON – Wendy Kannel of Elmwood has been named the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator and Director of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation. Since joining the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation in 2010, Kannel has worked as a district coordinator for WFBF’s District 9 in northwest Wisconsin. In her new role, Kannel will […]

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USDA Encourages Early Registration for FSA Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today recommended that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance. Producers are encouraged to report farm records and business structure changes to a local FSA Service Center before April 15, 2014. Enrollment for the disaster […]

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