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The Plight of a US Dairy Farm

The Voelker family’s dairy farm in Wisconsin has been around since 1942. However, economic pressures have led the family to sell off their remaining cows. Learn more about their history at this interview with the BBC News The plight of a US dairy farm. Video by Angélica M Casas If you are going through a […]

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Responding to Stress

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. The farming community is not immune to stress; ongoing economic conditions in agriculture are taking a toll on farm families and their rural communities. “Understanding stress and how chronic stress impacts all aspects of life and then learning how to manage stress are essential for one’s health and our rural […]

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Bilingual Agricultural Chemical Safety Videos Now Available

Objectives of the video series are to educate dairy farm employees about the potential risks of handling agricultural chemicals and the safety measures to keep themselves safe. Since many employees own smartphones, videos are available on YouTube to provide easy access. The videos covered in the series are (English/Spanish): Introduction to agricultural chemical safety/Introducción a […]

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Finding a Swine Veterinarian to Meet VFD Changes

Adapted from Lyssa Seefeldt, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, Marquette County & Member of UW-Extension Swine Team Increasing interest in preventing the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria and protecting the effectiveness of the antimicrobials that we currently have fueled the initiative behind the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule changes. The VFD regulation changes on medically important antimicrobials, […]

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Veterinary Feed Directive

As of January 1, 2017, producers will be unable to purchase medicated feeds, pre-mixes, or medicines containing medically important antibiotics, over the counter. To learn more watch these podcasts or download a fact sheet.

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