The Latest News from The Farm

Organic Cost Share Applications Due Soon

The Organic Cost Share Program applications are due by Dec. 8. The program increased back up to 75 percent, with a maximum payment of $750 per scope, on eligible expenses receipted between Oct. 1,…

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USDA Waives Some Requirements For Livestock Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has waived certain notice of loss requirements for 2023 for two livestock disaster assistance programs. These are the Emergency Assistance for Livestock,…

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Plenty Of Time Left To Harvest A Deer

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters across the state that additional deer harvest opportunities are available this fall and winter. Opportunities include:…

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Rising Interest Rates and Ag Lending

Wisconsin bankers have their voice heard in Washington DC thanks to the American Bankers Association (ABA). They represent 83 percent of all banks nationwide and have agricultural loans in their…

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Calling All Turkey Hunters

The Wisconsin DNR reminds wild turkey hunters that applications for the 2024 spring season are due by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 10. Hunters can apply for harvest authorizations or purchase preference…

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Cattle Survey Coming Your Way

In January, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey about 41,000 cattle operations nationwide to provide an up-to-date measure of U.S. cattle inventories. “This information…

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First-Ever ‘BCS Chair’ Will Amp Up Potato Research

The potato industry is supporting a new grant that aims to bolster potato research at UW-Madison. The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association gave funds to Extension Specialist and Soil…

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Young Beekeeper Keeps The “Buzz” Growing

Beekeeper Hannah Sjostrom is working on an expansion plan for her family’s third-generation apiary, Honey Hill apiaries, in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. Her family raises about 200 hives during the…

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