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Video series outlines new Implements of Husbandry law

Is my farm equipment Category A, B or C? What’s my per axle weight limit on a state highway? What’s an Ag-CMV? All good questions about Wisconsin’s new Implements of Husbandry law that can be answered in a series of IoH-Act 377 videos produced by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in conjunction with The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the University of Wisconsin Extension.

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Soil Sampling Season (on Wisconsin Farms) Is Just Around the Corner

Fall is the ideal time of year to conduct routine soil sampling of your cropland according to Kim Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension’s Nutrient & Pest Management (NPM) Program. Not only are weather conditions typically more favorable for soil sampling as compared to the spring season, but you will then have the winter months to think about upcoming management decisions based on the soil analysis.

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Antigo Potato Field Day August 21

We welcome the public again to the Langlade Agricultural Research Station Field Day on Thursday, August 21 at 1 p.m. The experimental station is operated by UW Extension with funding and support from the Wisconsin potato industry. It is located at the Langlade County Airport (corners of Hwy 64 and Hwy 52, just east of Antigo).

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Wisconsin Hickory Association Informational Meeting

Green Lake County UW-Extension and Wisconsin Hickory Products, Inc. jointly present a Wisconsin Hickory Association Informational Meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014 (at 6pm). The topics covered in this meeting include the history of hickory usage in our country, the potential for rural economic development through hickory resource development in Wisconsin, and hickory nut shelling techniques, foods and recipes, and a field trip to explore hickory trees in the area.

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Returning to the Farm workshop helps farm businesses plan for farm succession

Madison, Wis. – University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability, University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Wisconsin-River Falls are offering a workshop to help farm families plan for a son, daughter or partner to return to the farm and eventually take over the farm business. The four-day workshop will be offered at the River Falls Public Library on March 7 and 8 and April. 4 and 5, 2014.

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Have hay to sell? Post it on the Farmer to Farmer website

While many farmers around the state may be experiencing challenges to finding hay and feed supplies, other farmers may be in the position where they have hay to sell. If you are a farmer in that fortunate position, the Farmer to Farmer website serves as an excellent venue to sell your hay.

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2013 Crop Budgets for Wisconsin available online

June 2013 Madison, Wis. – To help Wisconsin producers in making their cropping decisions in the upcoming year, several field crop, vegetable, and pasture budgets are available and updated for 2013. These budgets calculate the costs associated with using tractors, implements, and durables. The costs calculated are energy use, labor, repairs, ownership interest cost, and […]

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Maximizing Forage in Winter Injured and Killed Alfalfa Stands

There are reports of significant alfalfa stand damage across Wisconsin and southern Minnesota. The damage varies from low spots only to significant portions of the fields. Dr. Dan Undersander, Extension and Forage Agronomist from the University of Wisconsin, has put together a fact sheet with recommendations on maximizing forage in winter injured and killed alfalfa stands.

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