Area farmers set to begin planting crops, expect bountiful harvest

Beloit Daily News
April 11, 2021

Josh Kamps, a UW Extension agriculture educator in Lafayette County, said while current conditions are still favorable for farming as many growers have been able to get a head start on preparing soil, he said more rain and carefully monitoring fields will be important this season.

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Does your dairy have a disaster plan?

Wisconsin Agriculturalist
April 2, 2021

Whether it’s fire, flood, wind, or injury, a disaster on your farm can cause devastating loss and requires careful planning to minimize the disruption. Take time now to consider the unique aspects of farm emergencies that make them more challenging for emergency personnel.

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Grants available for farm safety education and training programs

Dairy Business
April 1, 2021

As we move into another growing season, we’re aware that farming continues to be the nation’s “most dangerous” occupation as measured by the number of deaths per 100,000 workers ,” said Cheryl Skjolaas, UW-Madison Division of Extension agricultural safety and health specialist.

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Sharecropper thanks mentors for examples

Agri-View
March 31, 2021

Jen Schmitz left “office life” in 2020 to start growing crops. She serves as a district supervisor in Monroe County, a chairperson for River 2 Ridge Disaster Resilience and a district director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union.

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Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Fruit Growers News
March 29, 2021

New occurrences of cranberry false blossom were first reported in New Jersey in the late 1990s, followed by Massachusetts in 2017 and Wisconsin in 2018, according to University of Wisconsin-Extension fruit pathologist Leslie Holland.

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Economist optimistic about 2021 milk prices

Wisconsin Agriculturalist
March 29, 2021

Dairy product prices have strengthened during March and have been higher all month than averages for February, says Bob Cropp, University of Wisconsin Extension dairy economist.

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