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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 […]

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Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals

Eastern Wisconsin farm managers, agricultural lenders and other agriculture industry professionals are encouraged to attend the annual UW-Extension Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals on Friday, May 4th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly.  This meeting offers a unique opportunity to engage and network with professionals in the regional agriculture industry and gain insight into the […]

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Cost of Raising Dairy Replacements

The cost of raising dairy replacement calves is a significant cost on Wisconsin dairy farms in the production of milk. Calculating the costs associated with raising dairy calves is an essential part of dairy business management. To augment individual dairy calf cost of production analysis, the dairy industry also requires a set of benchmark costs […]

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2018 April Dairy Situation & Market Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2018 April Dairy Situation & Outlook full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  The following is the summary paragraph. The forecaset is for continued lower milk prices, on average than obtained in 2017. It now appears the Class III price could be in the $15’s by June and in the […]

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Understanding the Farm Business Balance Sheet, Part 2

The first financial management report often created for the farm business is the Balance Sheet.  It is a report of the farm business’s financial position (strength) at a point of time. It provides insight of farm solvency and liquidity. In the Financial Management Factsheet Understanding the Farm Business Balance Sheet Part 2, UW-Extension Taylor County […]