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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 WisconsinAgConnection.com, 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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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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