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Fond du Lac County Forage Council Corn Silage Dry Down Days

10 am to 12 noon | Country Visions Cooperative | 457 W 11th Street, Fond du Lac Tuesday, August 28  Next day results via UW-Marshfield Forage & Soils Lab Tuesday, September 4  Same day results with on-site moisture test with Dairyland Labs Tuesday, September 11  Next day results via UW-Marshfield Forage & Soils Lab No […]

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Dairy Grazing Profitability Pasture Walk

Wisconsin Farmers Union, Glacierland RC&D, Organic Valley, Fond du Lac County Land and Water, & the Floods are hosting a Pasture Walk at Dan & Wendy Flood’s Organic Dairy Farm on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Floods practice managed intensive rotational grazing with their organic dairy herd.  They graze 80 […]

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Pricing Wet Corn

It’s that time of the year when farmers monitor the weather waiting anxiously for moisture in corn kernels to drop before their final harvest begins. Greg Blonde, UW-Extension Waupaca County Agriculture Agent, says “a bushel of dry shell corn weighs 56 pounds at 15% percent kernel moisture. That’s over eight pounds of water in each bushel of ‘dry’ […]

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2016?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of daily commodity market pricing like corn and soybeans. Another challenge this year is the significant drop in hay price, in some cases almost half of what it was going for just a few years ago. So the price […]