UW will present 2012 Wisconsin Ag Outlook Forum on Jan. 25

Agricultural economists and commodity specialists from University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension will talk about the financial health of Wisconsin agriculture and the outlook for the year to come at the fifth annual Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook forum in Madison on Jan. 25.

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National Farmer Co-Ops Conference Examines Globalization, Innovative Finance and More

Contact: Anne Reynolds, 608-263-4775, atreynol@wisc.edu Global demand and supply directly impact prices for American agricultural producers. The business side of the food chain – including food security – can require investment in transportation, terminals and other significant assets. How will agricultural cooperatives reinvent themselves in response to challenging opportunities? What financing options exist and how […]

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Support for Land Grants is key to economic growth in Wisconsin and across the Midwest, report says

Rick Klemme, rmklemme@wisc.edu (608) 263-2775 William Tracy, wftracy@wisc.edu (608) 262-4930 There’s an important message for Wisconsin in a new report that details the role that land-grant universities play in generating jobs and economic growth, according to those who lead agricultural research and extension efforts here. “Agriculture is a $60-billion-a-year industry in Wisconsin. It generates about […]

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Navigating higher farmland prices

Bruce Jones, UW-Extension agricultural economist Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences bljones1@wisc.edu (608) 265-8508 Farmland prices continue to rise and Bruce Jones offers his comments on the trend. 3:05 – Total time 0:19 – Farmland values supported nationwide 0:40 – Is this a bubble in farmland values? 1:10 […]

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Agriculture remains a stable force and contributor to Wisconsin jobs

Contact: Steve Deller, 608-263-6251, scdeller@wisc.edu David Williams, 608-262-9309, dbwilliams2@wisc.edu Agriculture remains a vital part of the economy in nearly every Wisconsin county, whether urban or rural, contributing both jobs and income. The economic impact varies from county to county. In Milwaukee County, agriculture contributes $6 billion to the county’s economy; while in Iron and Forest […]

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Ag Outlook Forum 2011 podcasts

The fourth annual Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum will be held on Jan. 19, 2011 12:45-4:00 p.m., at the Pyle Center. University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-River Falls economists and commodity specialists will review the financial condition of the state’s farm sector and the outlook for agricultural commodities important to the state.  The forum will be webcast […]

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