Registration Open for Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting

The 2020 WFBF Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Dec. 4-5. The meeting agenda has been shortened to a two-day format during which essential business, award presentations and workshops will take place. “Although this year’s Annual Meeting…


Farmer Angel Network Hosting “Facing Changing Times” Program

The Farmer Angel Network will be hosting “Shifting Gears -Facing Changing Times” to be presented by Joy Kirkpatrick, Center for Dairy Profitability, to help farm families explore and plan for their later farming years. This will be held via Zoom…


More than $7 Billion Paid in Second Round of CFAP

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that in the first month of the application period, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) approved more than $7 billion in payments to producers in the second round of the Coronavirus Food…


Landmark Services Cooperative Announces Scholarship Opportunities for Area Students

To encourage academic, professional, and leadership development among post-secondary students, Landmark Services Cooperative is offering $1,000 Landmark Scholarships to 15 area students. Eligibility for the scholarships is limited to Landmark…


Vogel named 2020 Distinguished Teacher at UW-River Falls

Animal Science Associate Professor Kurt Vogel has been named the Distinguished Teacher of the Year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The award was established 55 years ago and is the highest honor a faculty member can receive on campus.…


State’s Egg Output Drops 5% in September

Wisconsin Egg Proudction Wisconsin egg production during September 2020 was 182 million eggs, down 5% from last month but up 2% from last year, according to the latest Chickens and Eggs report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics…


Risk Management Key Components This Week

According to Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), the line-up for week 30 of The Dairy Signal™ will feature several new speakers, Chris Schlechta, Safety and Loss Control Manager for the Rural Mutual Insurance Company; Michael Immel, Licensed…


Op-Ed: The China Factor & The Farm Vote

By: Michael Slattery, Manitowoc County farmer and Wisconsin Farmers Union member Each fall, almost in harmony with the rise in activity in Midwestern fields, commodity prices begin to decline. It is basic supply and demand; as grain bins fill up,…


Corn and Bean Harvest Interrupted By Snow and Rain

Wisconsin had 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 25, 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures were well below normal this week with highs in the 30s on multiple days. The corn and…


New Study Shows Air Quality Improving in America’s Dairyland

Wisconsin’s air quality is improving. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 2020 Air Quality Trends Report has been released and confirms decreasing concentrations of most pollutants across the state. The report, which includes air…