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Wisconsin FSA Announces CRP General Signup Beginning March 12, 2012

Posted: 03/07/2012 - Matthew Peplinski, County Executive Director of Marathon County Farm Service Agency, announced the general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will be held from March 12, 2012 through April 6, 2012. Farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land at the Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.

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Wisconsin Dairy Industry has Record-setting Year

Posted: 03/06/2012 - The state's dairy industry harvested 26.1 billion pounds of milk last year. That's only an increase of less than 1 percent over 2010 production, but it's still good enough to set a state record.

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National FFA Organization Stresses Importance of Ag. Education

Updated: 02/22/2012 - The FFA has officially changed its name from the "Future Farmers of America" to simply "The National FFA Organization." But agricultural education remains as important as ever. Sunrise 7 welcomed FFA Representative Alissa Milonczyk to explain how agriculture plays a role in our daily lives.

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Wis. dairy warns of unpasteurized milk

Posted: 02/17/2012 - A Wisconsin dairy is warning residents not to drink some of its whole milk because it may not be properly pasteurized.

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FSA Offers Low Interest Farm Storage Facility Loans

Posted: 01/26/2012 - Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who may be considering upgrading or adding extra storage space for harvested crops next year that the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program provides low interest loans for building or upgrading storage facilities.

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Emergency Assistance For Farmers

Posted: 01/25/2012 - If you suffered damages or losses caused by excessive rain that occurred between September 12, and September 30, 2011, you may qualify for FSA disaster assistance.

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FSA 2012 DCP/ACRE Sign Up Begins January 23, 2012

Posted: 01/25/2012 - As planning preparations for crop season 2012 get underway, Matthew Peplinski, Marathon County Farm Service Agency's County Executive Director, reminds producers that enrollment for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program will begin on January 23, 2012, and continue through June 1, 2012. This is the final year of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).

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USDA to Announce $308 Million in aid to States

Posted: 01/18/2012 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is expected to announce that 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a share of more than $300 million in emergency funds to help them recover from an unusually intense year of natural disasters.

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Meat Processors Allowed to Sell Outside Wisconsin

Posted: 01/12/2012 - Gov. Scott Walker has authorized state agriculture officials to amend meat inspection rules and allow Wisconsin's specialty meat plants to sell their products across state lines for the first time.

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