UW-Extension Fond du Lac County aims to make Fond du Lac County agriculture strong and competitive while conserving and protecting natural resources.
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Dairy Margin Coverage(DMC) Program

Sign-up period for the new USDA-FSA Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC program) begins June 17th. Looking for resources and strategies for your farm? Join County FSA Executive Director Jacob Vande Berg on Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00 pm in Room AE-205/206 of Extension Fond du Lac County to learn more about the program and resources to […]

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May 31 Alfalfa PEAQ Readings Now Available

Alfalfa PEAQ readings from May 31st are now available at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlag/alfalfa/. The next scissor cuts and PEAQ readings will be Monday, June 3, 2019 with the results late Tuesday afternoon.

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What is 2019 Standing Alfalfa Worth?

One of the challenges when pricing standing hay is the lack of a formal commodity market like we have for corn or soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings during the same growing season versus a single year-end harvest for grain crops often with more variation in quality, as well as yield. As a result, the […]

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Fond du Lac County Forage Council Corn Silage Dry Down September 11th Results

Seventy-eight (78) samples were submitted to UW-Marshfield Soils and Forage Laboratory for analysis on September 11, 2018.  Overall the moisture was approximately 60.3% to 76.6% moisture.  For results from September 11th, please visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlag/fdl-ag-corn-silage/.  September 11th concludes this year’s corn silage moisture testing program.

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Sept 10th Hay Market Report

The September 10th University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest is now available at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/forage/h-m-r/. Demand and Sales Comments: After wide spread rains market prices were steady to weaker this past week. After the rain some farmers are taking account of potential pasture available into fall rather than […]

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