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Focus on Agriculture: Milk Your Energy Savings

Agriculture energy expenditures in Wisconsin amount to roughly $681.4 million each year. Farmers are constantly striving to eliminate unnecessary energy expenses, while still maintaining a safe and productive business. Lower milk prices have had a big impact on dairy farms considering ways to reduce their expenses and keep their business profitable. Even with making some […]

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Dairy & Beef Quality Assurance-Transportation Certification

Beef and dairy farmers are invited to attend a University of WI-Extension BQA-Transportation Certification & BQA Refresher on June 12, 2018 at the Zuck Cattle Company, Jim & Kathy Zuck & Family, W7302 County Road P, Ladysmith, WI. The evening begins with registration at 4:30 pm; training begins promptly at 5 pm. This certifying event […]

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Pricing 2018 Standing Alfalfa

One of the challenges when pricing standing hay is the lack of an established market like corn or soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest for a grain crop. No wonder the price for standing hay can vary greatly between farms, even between fields. Here’s one approach for pricing standing […]

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4-State Dairy Management Conference

The 2018 4 State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference is fast approaching on June 13 and 14 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Alltech’s June 13 pre-conference symposium will focus on how herd’s can achieve their genetic potential. Four State conference speakers include Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University, on ways to improve prediction […]

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Dairy MPP Information Meeting-May 10

Two informational meetings will be held in Jackson and Trempealeau Counties Thursday May 10th to cover specifics of the USDA Dairy Margin Protection Program.  The meetings will be held at the Jackson Electric Coop N6868 County Road F, Black River Falls from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and at the Centerville Curling Club W24854 Hwy 54 […]