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Pumpkin Farmers have Smashing Crop Despite Drought

Posted: 10/10/2012 - Pumpkin farmers say they expect their crop to be one of a few bright spots in a year when most farms have been hit hard by a severe drought that stretches across much of the U.S.

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Low Interest Marketing Loans Available

Posted: 10/09/2012 - The USDA Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that nine-month low interest commodity loans are available. Commodity loans are a valuable marketing tool by providing operating capital at competitive rates and offering flexible repayment at the time a commodity is sold or marketed.

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Check out the First Ever "Farm to Fork Dinner" in Athens Sunday

Updated: 10/09/2012 - The first ever "Farm to Fork Dinner" is just a few days away. It's going to be held at Stoney Acres Farm in Athens on Sunday. They're located at 7002 Rangeline Road. The goal of the event is to teach us about locally grown foods.

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A Very Berry Masterpiece

Updated: 10/06/2012 - The time has come to "Pick Your Crandidate" and the people at Wetherby Cranberry Company won't let you forget it.

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High Court to Hear Rarmer, Monsanto Seed Dispute

Posted: 10/05/2012 - The Supreme Court is agreeing to hear a dispute between a soybean farmer and Monsanto Co. over the company's efforts to limit farmer's use of its patented, genetically engineered Roundup Ready seeds.

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2011 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program Sign-up Now Available

Posted: 10/03/2012 - Marathon County Farm Service Agency County Executive Director, Matt Peplinski, reminds producers that the sign-up period for the 2011 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will begin on October 22, 2012 and ends on June 7, 2013. SURE provides assistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses due to natural disasters.

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Ranchers See Increase in Grass Thefts Amid Drought

Posted: 10/03/2012 - Some ranchers have started cutting neighbors' fences or leaving gates open so their cattle can graze on greener pastures amid an extreme drought that has caused a spike in hay prices.

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Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

Posted: 10/01/2012 - It's a time-honored Fall tradition- heading out to the pumpkin patch to pick that perfect one.

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Stubborn drought maintains grip on most of US

Posted: 09/27/2012 - A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation's worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing.

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September 30th Sign-Up Deadline for MILC Program

Posted: 09/21/2012 - Marathon County Executive Director Matthew Peplinski reminds producers that the deadline to sign-up for the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program is September 30, 2012. The MILC Program financially compensates dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specified level. MILC payments are made monthly when the milk price falls below the established price per hundredweight.

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Marketing Assistance Loans Available to Producers

Posted: 09/21/2012 - Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) are available to producers who share in the risk of producing a crop. To be eligible, a producer must maintain continual beneficial interest in the crop from harvest through the earlier of the date the loan is repaid or CCC takes title to the commodity.

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Pumpkins Thrive While Apples Die

Updated: 09/15/2012 - Fall is in the air, meaning pumpkin patches in our area will soon be full of people trying to pick out the perfect one. But the early spring and hot summer have some people concerned about this years crop. No need to worry.

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How will the Drought of 2012 play a role in your life?

Updated: 09/07/2012 - The Drought of 2012 is going to be long felt. Everyone has been talking about it since the beginning of summer. And the big question is - "Will there be enough corn to go around?"

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Free Trees Available to those Willing to Dig

Posted: 09/06/2012 - The McDill Inland Lake District Secretary says free trees are available to those willing to do the work to remove them from the McDill Lakebed.

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