Category Archives: Ag Newswire

Jim Holte Reelected President of Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

WISCONSIN DELLS — Jim Holte has been reelected for a second one-year term as the president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and Rural Mutual Insurance Company. Holte raises beef cattle and grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa on 460 acres of land near Elk Mound in Dunn County. Holte was first elected to the WFBF […]

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Corey and Miranda Leis Win Farm Bureau’s Achievement Award

WISCONSIN DELLS — Monroe County dairy farmers were selected as the winner of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer & Agriculturist Achievement Award at the organization’s 94th Annual Meeting on December 8. Corey and Miranda Leis of Cashton milk 300 cows and farm 1,300 acres. Owned jointly with Corey’s father, the farm was originally […]

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Dennis Frame Receives Farm Bureau’s “Distinguished Service to Agriculture” Award

Dennis Frame was presented the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s “Distinguished Service to Agriculture” award during the organization’s 94th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells on December 8. The Distinguished Service to Agriculture is awarded to an individual for outstanding contributions to Wisconsin’s agricultural industry. Dennis Frame co-founded Wisconsin’s Discovery Farms Program in 2001 and served as […]

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Yvonne Shepherd Receives ‘Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau’ Award

Trempealeau County’s Yvonne Shepherd has received the highest award the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation bestows upon its members. Shepherd was presented the ‘Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau Award’ at the WFBF Annual Meeting on December 8 for providing exceptional leadership and support to Farm Bureau’s efforts. “Yvonne is what the Farm Bureau is all about, […]

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Review of the 2013 Crop Year: A Year of Extremes

It was an extremely wet and unusually cold spring statewide, with the fourth wettest April and the twelfth wettest May since record keeping began in 1895. Snow and standing water left fields impassible to machinery and multiple freezes damaged overwintered crops, but the extended cold conditions allowed record high maple syrup production. On April 28th, spring tillage was only 4 percent […]

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Counties, Tech Colleges Awarded Grants To Provide Nutrient Management Training

Nearly $356,000 has been awarded to counties and technical colleges in Wisconsin to provide farmers with training and assistance in nutrient management planning, helping keep contaminated runoff from reaching the state’s waterways and groundwater. The awards are for training in 2013 and 2014. Nutrient Management Farmer Education grants, formerly known as MALWEG, are awarded by […]

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Get Your Operation Financially Fit With Free Seminars from Badgerland Financial

Badgerland Financial has announced five dates and locations for producers to attend a free “Get Your Operation Financially Fit!” seminar: Wednesday, December 4     Arcadia Country Club, Arcadia (RSVP: 800.236.4425) Thursday, December 5         Cranberry Creek Lodge, Tomah (RSVP: 800.236.3148) Tuesday, December 10         Rex’s Innkeeper, Waunakee (RSVP: […]

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CWD-positive White-tailed Deer Found on Marathon County Hunting Preserve

For the first time in five years, a white-tailed deer on a hunting preserve has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced today. This latest case was found in Marathon County. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, reported the final test results back to the state.  […]

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Discovery Farms Winter Conference Set for December 11

The 2013 Discovery Farms Winter Conference will take place December 11 at The Wilderness – Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The one day program entitled, “Ag at the head of the table: Innovative partnerships to address water quality targets” will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m. The $60 registration […]

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October Milk Prices

Wisconsin farmers received an average price of $21.00 per hundredweight (cwt.) for their milk in October 2013, down $2.10 from October 2012 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Agricultural Prices Report. The November 2013 price is expected to rise 60 cents to $21.60 per cwt. The expected U.S. milk price for November is $21.30 per cwt., 30 cents lower […]

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