Wisconsin farmers weigh in on hemp regulations

WEAU

November 22, 2019

“It seems like variety and harvest date could be driving where THC levels tend to tick up but it is too early to tell what could be causing that,” says Jerry Clark, Chippewa County Agriculture Agent with UW-Extension.

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Weather and energy shortages playing havoc on drying corn

Wisconsin State Farmer

November 19, 2019

A wet spring, colder than normal summer and fall weather and now energy shortages due to the cold weather; farmers may be asking what’s next said Scott Sanford, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension agricultural engineer in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

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Early cold snap has trees confused

Kenosha News

November 15, 2019

“The sudden drop in temperature during this fall season is the culprit,” said Vijai Pandian, horticultural outreach specialist for the Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee UW-Madison Division of Extension — formerly called UW Extension.

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PATRICK NEHRING HONORED FOR 19 YEARS OF SERVICE

Waushara Argus

November 13, 2019

Patrick Nehring was recently honored for his 19 years of service to Waushara County and his strong collaboration and work with the many county lake/river/water groups that value his contributions to their many projects and requests for information. Pictured are Gary Wisbrocker, President of the Waushara County Watershed Lakes Council and Patrick Nehring, UW-Madison Extension ‘s Community Resource Development Agent for Waushara County.

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Dean Foods bankruptcy: Local dairy farming industry reacts

WEAU

November 13, 2019

“Dairy farmers have been struggling for the past three, four years due to low commodity prices,” said Katie Wantoch, Dunn County Agricultural Agent. Ag officials with UW-Extension say there aren’t as many dairy farms in the Chippewa Valley today as there were 20 years ago. Wantoch says having a milk producer like Dean Foods file for bankruptcy puts a damper on what farmers are going through.

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Columbus Catholic Schools host ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ display

WAOW 

November 13, 2019

“Again it changes everyday so there’s so many things you might know one minute and you don’t know the next minute. So any chance we can to see you know kids are learning you know and they’re learning new things and they’re finding new ways to hide things so any chance we can to keep up with it that’s great,” said Jackie Carattini with the UW-Madison division of Extension in Wood County.

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Avoid building collapse, consider insurance

Agri-View

November 8, 2019

Carl Duley, UW-extension agent, said collapsed buildings aren’t a new issue but buildings are becoming bigger, which puts more stress on construction materials. This past winter collapsed buildings in west-central Wisconsin had more than $12 million in damage. That included poultry sheds, machine sheds, livestock barns and grain bins that ranged from one to 50 years old. Damaged buildings continued to drop throughout the spring.

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Late October Snow Impacts Wisconsin Farmers

Spectrum News One

November 2, 2019

“The weather can still turn  and we can get some nice sunny days that will dry the crop down, but what they will have to do is harvest it, then dry it and that just adds to the expense of producing corn and soybeans,” says Joe Lauer, an Agronomy Professor at UW-Madison.

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