Everybody needs clean water to live a healthy life. Farms and industries also need clean water. In Wisconsin water has been so abundant that it’s sometimes taken for granted – but some county governments in Wisconsin are working to protect it. Ashland and Bayfield counties have enacted ordinances regulating large-scale concentrated animal-feeding operations in part to help ensure water stays clean. The ordinances aren’t intended to prevent operations. They are instead intended to set standards.
July corn-futures prices have ranged between $3.15 and $3.25 since late April. That pattern may remain for the next several weeks. The potential for prices to move out of the range depends on supply issues and, more importantly, the nascent economic recovery.
Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after decreasing sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May was 103, an increase of 7 points from the April reading of 96. The barometer’s small improvement left the gauge of farmer sentiment at almost 40 percent less than its February peak of 168.
Through the years many dairy farmers have had Memorial Day as the target for cutting alfalfa hay. This year alfalfa’s slow development, almost a week after the holiday, finds the crop finally budding. PEAK-stick as well as scissor-clip Relative Feed Value predictions put cutting schedules at two weeks later than that.
Good afternoon everyone. I was able to sneak away from repairs for a minute to let everyone know what’s been going on. In the previous article I wrote we had just received 2.5 inches of rain. As I’m writing this article we had just received another 3.5 inches. Let me tell you there sure is a lot of water standing.
Foremost Farms USA plans to close in July its manufacturing facility in Chilton, Wisconsin. Making long-term investments in the plant didn’t make strategic sense for the company, said Greg Schlafer, president and CEO of Foremost Farms. The company has other facilities with upgraded technology and optimized logistics to drive cost efficiencies, he said.
Multi-year global agreements for the research, development and global commercialization of pheromone-based insect-control solutions recently were formed by Corteva Agriscience and M2i.
WAUPUN, Wis. – Thousands of people in Waupun and neighboring areas care about farmers and food. That’s been made abundantly clear as the Waupun FFA and Waupun FFA Alumni, Waupun-area businesses and an anonymous donor have purchased and distributed thousands of pounds of dairy and meat products to the community of more than 11,000 people.
As I write this report, May of 2020 is almost finished. What a month it’s been. Cool temps and frost happened ¬nine different days – and then to almost-90-degree temperatures the week of May 24. Rainfall total for the month is 4.80 inches as of May 29. Average rainfall for the month May in our area is 3.25 inches.
Six early-stage companies have been selected to participate in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator. Each company participating in the second cohort of the program will receive as much as $250,000 to further develop and validate its technology with scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.
I don’t know what it is about this article; we seem to have an inch of rain every time I write it. As I am writing this May 29 we just had another inch of rain. We’ve been trying to finish planting our seed-corn crop for the past two weeks between the storms. It’s been difficult to say the least. It’s only 1,500 acres but we plant it at least twice, a lot of times three times to hit the pollination window. To battle the rains we’ve been running 24 hours a day when we can go.
The state milk assessment will be lifted for disposed milk during the COVID-19 public-health emergency – from May 14 until the end of the federal major disaster declaration made by President Donald Trump in April. The state order isn’t retroactive so it doesn’t apply to milk that has already been discarded.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a rule to establish consistent requirements and procedures for the issuance of guidance documents. The rule codifies procedures to ensure the public can engage in the development and review of agency guidance, said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
OPINION President Donald Trump has suggested the United States should consider halting imports of cattle from countries that have not treated American ranchers fairly. R-CALF USA – Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America – has sent him a letter offering additional justification for the suggestion, stating that U.S. cattle ranchers have been particularly harmed by the influx of cheaper live-cattle imports that produce undifferentiated beef, which effectively displaces American-rancher access to their own domestic market.
The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair has been canceled. For the safety of fairgoers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and the broader community, the fair has been canceled, said John Yingling, chairman of the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board of Directors.
If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked me how I like retirement I’d have about $30. Not a huge stash by any means but it’s a question I’ve fielded a fair amount in the past year.
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