Category Archives: Ag Newswire

Farm Bureau Applauds Revamp of Farm Machinery Laws

 Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law that clarifies definitions of farm machinery, and makes it legal to operate such equipment on public roads. “The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is very proud that the farming community was able to forge an agreement with town and county officials on this legislation in a bipartisan manner,” […]

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Great American Milk Drive – Great Opportunity to Give Back!

The nation’s milk processors and dairy farmers are working with Feeding America, the leading domestic hunger-relief charity, to launch the Great American Milk Drive- the first-ever program to deliver milk to hungry families.  Hunger is a problem that impacts 1 in 6 Americans, including more than 12.5 million families – almost 745,000 people right here in Wisconsin. […]

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UW-Madison Collegiate FFA Sponsoring Scholarship Essay Contest

UW-Madison Collegiate FFA is sponsoring a Scholarship Essay Contest for graduating high school seniors in FFA who will be attending UW-Madison next year. The selected winner will receive a $300 scholarship award and free membership to UW-Madison Collegiate FFA. Students should write a response to the following prompt (500 words maximum):   The FFA Motto […]

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Ag Day on Campus Brings Together Students, Public and Farmers

Members of the Collegiate Farm Bureau will be giving students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison an opportunity to interact with agriculture at Ag Day on Campus being held Wednesday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Mall on UW-Madison’s campus. “We are excited to host the fourth annual Ag Day on Campus […]

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Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Announce 2014 Events

The Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association (WLBA) is busy gearing up for another year of educational shows and events.  The Wisconsin Spring Preview Show will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson.  The three-species, beef, sheep and swine show is a popular show to prepare youth and their livestock projects for […]

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New Law Expands Egg Sale Opportunities for Small-scale Egg Producers

A new egg sales law, Act 245, signed by Governor Scott Walker last week reduces the licensing burden on small-scale egg producers so they can sell eggs more easily in the marketplace, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced today.  The new law is effective immediately. Act 245 exempts small-scale egg […]

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Take Care Now to Protect Fall Harvest

Farmers planting treated seed this spring should clean equipment thoroughly after planting to avoid contaminating their fall harvests. “There is no tolerance. If even one grain of the treated seed shows up in a truckload or storage bin in the fall, the entire lot is considered contaminated and cannot be used in food for humans […]

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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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