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Senate Takes up Farm Bill that Changes Safety Nets

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The Senate has begun consideration of a farm and food bill that would bring fundamental changes to how the government protects food growers during hard times, including putting an end to paying farmers regardless of whether they plant a crop.

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Growing Conditions Just Right for Wisconsin Farmers

Updated: 05/23/2012 - Sunny and warm growing conditions are helping Wisconsin farm fields along. According to the Wisconsin Ag Connection, farmers are working hard to plant corn and soybeans while cutting first crop hay.

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Tips to Help Keep You Safe on the Farm

Updated: 05/14/2012 - It's something that happens all too often, farm-related accidents. On Friday, we told you about a 3-year-old boy who died after getting run over by a skid steer near Athens. It's accidents like this, that have experts urging you to stay safe out in those farm fields.

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Report Prevented, Failed Acreage and NAP Crop Losses to FSA

Posted: 05/03/2012 - (WAUSAU, WISCONSIN), May 2, 2012 – With spring planting underway across Wisconsin, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to timely report any prevented or failed acreage to their local office.

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FSA Reminds CRP Participants of Primary Nesting Season Requirements

Posted: 05/03/2012 - (WAUSAU, WISCONSIN), April 30, 2012 – The Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants that maintenance and management activities on CRP acres must be completed outside of the primary nesting season, which begins May 15, 2012, and continues through the date listed in individual conservation plans.

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UWSP invites Fish Farmers to Workshop

Posted: 05/03/2012 - The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is inviting fish farmers to a workshop in far northern Wisconsin later this month.

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Boy, 9, Dies Following ATV Accident in Lafayette Co.

Posted: 04/13/2012 - A nine-year-old southern Wisconsin boy has died after an ATV accident. Authorities tell, Colin Barnes of Darlington, was driving his four-wheeler up a hill when it turned over and rolled on top of him on Monday evening.

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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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