Category Archives: Ag Newswire

Registration Open for Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference

Registration is now open for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, to be held April 1-3, 2014 at the Hyatt on Main in Green Bay, Wis. This year’s conference lineup includes hands-on educational seminars for both farm managers and employees, an inside look at industry-leading dairy operations and a keynote presentation from a […]

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Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference – March 13 -14

Cover crops are increasingly being credited with improving soil health and adding to a farmer’s bottom line. The Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference – “Your Farm, Your Options” on March 13th and 14th, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, will include topics ranging from selecting the right cover crop variety for […]

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Grant County Farm Bureau Member Joins DATCP Board

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection welcomes Douglas Wolf as the newest member of DATCP’s citizen board. “It’s an honor to have been appointed to serve on such a prestigious board,” Wolf said. “I’m looking forward to participating and learning about the issues facing our state’s agriculture industry and how the DATCP […]

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Kentucky couple supports FFA with $500,000 endowment to award FFA jackets

Thanks to the generosity of a philanthropy-focused Kentucky couple, deserving FFA members will be getting a gift of blue for years to come. Don and Mira Ball, who co-founded Lexington, Ky.-based custom home-building company Ball Homes more than 50 years ago, kicked off 2014 National FFA Week by inviting some National FFA and Kentucky FFA […]

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Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Informs us About the Dramatic Effects that Cold Weather has on Agriculture

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA), an Antigo-based trade group representing potato farmers, shippers and packers, processors, seed providers and many other affiliated businesses, recently released information regarding cold weather’s impact on agriculture and the environment. The information is part of a long-term consumer education campaign designed to provide thought-provoking information about Wisconsin’s […]

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Nominees Sought for Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is inviting Wisconsin dairy farmers who are interested in serving the state’s dairy industry and shaping its future to submit a nomination to represent their district as a Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) director. DATCP, which oversees the nomination and election process, recently announced the 9 […]

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Red Cedar Watershed Conference on March 13

Do you farm? Do you live in town? Do you manage residential, commercial or public property? Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing? Do you think the economic and environmental health of this beautiful region is important? If you answered yes to any of those things the Red Cedar Watershed Conference on March 13 […]

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Wisconsin Crop Values

The value of production of Wisconsin’s field and miscellaneous crops was $3.78 billion in 2013 according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Values summary. This is an 18 percent decrease from 2012. The corn value of production totaled $1.87 billion, down 30 percent from the previous year, even though corn production was up 12 percent. Wisconsin’s corn […]

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Ethan Giebel Wins National Collegiate Discussion Meet

Ethan Giebel, a student at UW-Platteville, was selected the winner of the 2014 national Collegiate Discussion Meet Contest held in conjunction with the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach on February 8. As the national winner, Giebel received $2,500 scholarship from competitive event sponsor CHS Foundation. Giebel was selected […]

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Our Food Link Connects Consumers All Year Round

“Our Food Link,” is a new year-round program that county Farm Bureaus will use to reach consumers with accurate information about agriculture. Our Food Link replaces ‘Food Check-Out Week’ which marked the week in which many families have earned enough income to buy their groceries for the year. Our Food Link was launched during the […]

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