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County Ag News
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:45 AM

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

Porcine Epidemic Virus is a disease caused by a virus which causes severe diarrhea in pigs of all ages with nearly 100 percent mortality for unweaned piglets. Experts estimate the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus has already killed about one million baby pigs.

 
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:58 AM

Strong dairy markets may trend lower

Dairy projections over the past few months have been pointing towards a continuation of very favorable farm milk prices. As a result of higher milk prices and relatively low feed costs due to significantly lower grain markets production has been working towards higher levels.

 
Options with Dairy and Beef Cattle Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:52 AM

In the last few years, cattle feeders have enjoyed cattle prices that have remained at profitable levels while the grain markets have been extremely variable.

 
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Written by by UW-Extension Ag Agent Ken Williams   
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 6:34 AM

Changing Road Laws for Agriculture

Over the past couple of years the use of Wisconsin roadways by agricultural implements and vehicles has been in the news since tankers hauling manure on public roadways were stopped weighing over 130,000 pounds. In general there have been many people, farmers, and enforcement personnel, who have not had a clear understanding of laws affecting the use of Wisconsin roadways by agricultural implements and vehicles.

 
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Grain Markets and Land Rent 

Over the past two years or so during and following the drought in 2012, grain prices rose to levels that had not been seen before. Due to the high grain markets many grass fields in Waushara County and Central Wisconsin were plowed up and planted to corn.

 
County Ag News Print E-mail
Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:01 AM

Farmers and the Affordable Care Act

 
Easy to use concise crop spreadsheet Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 8:16 AM

The decline in grain prices makes it essential for producers to accurately project the potential profitability of the crops they will plant in 2014.

 
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Written by by UW-Extension Ag Agent Ken Williams   
Monday, December 30, 2013 7:25 AM

Taking year end inventories

 
County Ag News Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:03 AM

Pesticide applicator training scheduled

Agricultural producers who are applying restricted use chemicals are required to attend a pesticide training session in order to be certified to use or purchase restricted use chemicals. If your private pesticide license expires in 2013-2014, you must be recertified if you desire to continue to use restricted?use pesticides.

 
Cold weather cattle care Print E-mail
Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:54 AM

Caring for dairy and beef cattle in winter requires extra care. Cattle can handle the cold pretty well, so long as they have some type of windbreak available. If a cow has good winter hair, she does fine until temperatures drop below 20 to 30 degrees F. Below that, she compensates for heat loss by increasing energy intake; she must increase heat production to maintain body temperature.

 
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