July 29, 2014


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County Ag News
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:33 AM

Farm Technology Days

The Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation. The three-day outdoor event showcases the latest improvements in production agriculture, including many practical applications of recent research findings and technological developments. Each year, it is held in a different Wisconsin county - on a different host family farm.

 
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:36 AM

Invasive plants becoming more problematic

The issue of invasive weeds is becoming more prevalent and becoming more of an economic issue throughout the United States.

 
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 5:49 AM

Rural Mailboxes

One of the biggest challenges for farmers when moving equipment from field to field is negotiating around rural mailboxes. Most farm equipment today is considerably wider than the width of a car or truck and in normal travel the equipment will extend out over the edge of the roadway. This requires the farmer to move over into the middle of the roadway when going past mailboxes and places added risk of an accident every time a mailbox is encountered.

 
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014 6:20 AM

Hay Storage Issues

When harvesting baled hay, it’s not always easy to control weather related losses, but storage losses are controllable. After putting time, energy and expense into producing a high quality baled product, producers need to think about how poor storage affects the quality and value of that crop.

 
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:26 AM

Fertilizer Required

Whether you are a homeowner growing a garden or a farmer producing vegetable, grain or forage crops the basic rules for managing soil nutrients are really the same.

 
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Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:47 AM

Dairy Prices Lower

Bob Cropp, professor emeritus with the Univer-sity of Wisconsin-Madison, backed off previous pro-jections of $20/cwt. Class III milk prices this summer. Projections for Class III milk are now projected to be near or above $19/cwt., August through October or November. Cropp predicts that milk prices should start to increase again in July and peak in October or November.

 
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Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:51 AM

Waushara County Dairy Breakfast

June is dairy month in Wisconsin and a tradition that has grown in popularity is the June dairy breakfast. This is an excellent opportunity for people to get a firsthand look at a local dairy operation and at the same time enjoy a hearty breakfast for a small donation.

 
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 4:20 AM

Timing Alfalfa harvest is crucial for feed quality

Alfalfa harvest will be later this year. This years’ cool spring has delayed plant growth for our forage crops. On May 29, Hancock had accumulated 340 Base 50 heat units. This compares to the 30 year average of 486.

 
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:33 AM

Higher beef prices

Current cattle prices are at near record levels. Market analysts and cattle producers are wondering what has caused this increase.

 
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:02 AM

Brown Evergreens

This past winter was one of the coldest and snowiest winters we have had. As a result we now have a large number of evergreens that have turned either partially or totally brown.

 
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