Crop Insurance Implications of Planting Crops Early

With the continuing record-breaking temperatures and sunshine warming soils this year, some farmers may be thinking of planting their crops earlier than usual. If farmers choose to plant early, there are crop insurance implications according to Paul D. Mitchell, University of Wisconsin-Extension agricultural economics specialist.

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Mild temperatures in March – good or bad news for the growing season?

Does a mild winter, a record-shattering touch of summer in mid-March, and persistent drought in most corners of the country bode ill for Wisconsin’s upcoming growing season? Taking stock of the official start of spring, March 21, finds little sure evidence to know either way it seems according to Bill Bland, University of Wisconsin-Extension agricultural weather specialist.

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Wisconsin’s changing weather challenges communities

Wisconsin’s changing weather challenges communities Contact: David S. Liebl, 608-265-2360, david.liebl@ces.uwex.edu or Elaine Andrews, 608-262-0142, eandrews@wisc.edu Madison, Wis.–Ask a roomful of Wisconsinites if they think the climate has changed during their lifetimes and the response is often a unanimous yes. While most people remember stories from their parents and grandparents about how bad–or good–the weather […]

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Summer weather safety

Cheryl Skjolaas, Director Wisconsin Center for Agricultural Safety Department of Biological Systems Engineering UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 262-6330 (608) 265-0568 skjolaas@wisc.edu Time – 3:04 minutes 0:18 – Summer heat 0:35 – Sun protection for skin and eyes 1:11 – Lightening, tornados 2:13 – Safety after the storm, power lines and chainsaws […]

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