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FDA wants Limits on Antibiotics Given to Animals

Posted: 04/11/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration is asking drug companies to help limit the use of antibiotics given to farm animals, a practice which scientists say has contributed to a surge in drug-resistant bacteria.

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Seat Open on Wisconsin Cherry Board

Posted: 04/10/2012 - The nomination period for an open seat on the Wisconsin Cherry Board has begun. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture will be accepting nominations through April 25.

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Study: Dramatic Reduction in Farm-related Youth Injuries

Updated: 04/09/2012 - According to a study from the National Agricultural Statistics Service and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health fewer youth are getting injured in farming accidents.

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Gov. Walker Signs Wolf Hunt Bill

Posted: 04/02/2012 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would create a wolf hunt in Wisconsin.

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Governors Urge Consumers to Reconsider Pink Slime

Posted: 03/29/2012 - The main producer of "pink slime" will have a hard time persuading consumers and grocery stores to accept the product, even if it the processed beef trimmings are as safe as the industry insists.

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CRP General Signup Now Available Until April 6, 2012

Posted: 03/22/2012 - Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) began on March 12, 2012, and continues through April 6, 2012.

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Clark Co. Added to Federal Gypsy Moth Quarantine

Updated: 04/02/2012 - Beginning April 1, Clark County will join Ashland and Bayfield counties in federal and state gypsy moth quarantine. Most of eastern and central Wisconsin, already considered to be generally infested with the gypsy moth.

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Schools Can Choose "Pink Slime"

Posted: 03/14/2012 - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer schools choice in ground beef buys amid growing concern over an ammonia-treated filler critics call "pink slime."

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Wyoming Tribe Granted Permit to Kill Bald Eagles

Posted: 03/14/2012 - CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the permit it issued to the Northern Arapaho Tribe allowing it to kill up to two bald eagles for religious purposes is the first of its kind ever issued to an American Indian tribe.

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USDA Invites Minority Producers to Join USDA Minority Farm Register

Posted: 03/08/2012 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) invites minority farmers and ranchers in Marathon County and across the nation to voluntarily join the USDA Minority Farm Register to receive information and opportunities from USDA agencies.

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