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County Ag News
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:31 AM

Why be concerned about Ukraine?

A month ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted that global grain prices would drop this year to their lowest level in five years, due to expanded planting following last decade’s price rises. This prediction may now be completely in error due to the recent developments in Ukraine.

 
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Written by by: Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 6:49 AM

What is Periodic Tenancy?

The grain markets over the past few years have increased considerably from levels we had seen as recently as five of ten years ago. The drought of 2012 was probably the cause for most of this increase.

 
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:44 AM

Weather Issues and Concerns

The extremely cold weather this winter has sparked a number of conversations about what effect this will have on any number of areas this spring. I have heard comments concerning insects, planting dates, soil moisture and gardening.

 
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Written by by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 7:10 AM

The 2014 Farm (Food) Bill

The recently passed food bill is 959 pages long and is estimated to cost around $956.4 billion over the next 10 years. While this bill is always listed as “the farm bill” in reality it’s really a food bill for the American people. The food portion of this bill comprises nearly 80 percent of the total cost.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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Written by Ken Williams, UW-Extension Ag Agent   
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:01 AM

Farmers and the Affordable Care Act

 
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