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Former Amherst Ag Teacher, Dale Nestingen, Dies

Posted: 01/06/2012 - A former Vernon County high school teacher, who spent most of his life educating students about farming and pursuing agricultural careers, has died. Dale Nestingen passed away last week at the age of 82.

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Wisconsin Dairy Industry on Upswing

Posted: 01/02/2012 - Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the state's $27 billion dairy industry has been in recovery mode lately.

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Wis. DNR Wants input on New Impaired Waters List

Posted: 12/28/2011 - The Department of Natural Resources has proposed adding 32 waters to the list because they exceed standards for pollutants and contaminants such as phosphorus and mercury.

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Milk Output is up in Wis., Holds Steady in Minn.

Updated: 12/27/2011 - The latest figures show that Wisconsin dairy farmers harvested 2.1 billion pounds of milk last month. That's a 2 percent increase compared to the same month last year.

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Langlade County Board Approves Plan for New Livestock Barn

Updated: 12/26/2011 - The Langlade County Fairground is expected to get a facelift this Spring. Last week, the County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to build a new cattle barn which will replace the current 87-year-old structure.

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January 30th Deadline Approaching for 2011 Disaster Applications

Posted: 12/21/2011 - Eligible producers with livestock, purchased or harvested feed, honey bees, or farm-raised fish losses due to disease, adverse weather, or other conditions between January 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011, have until January 30, 2012, to submit an application for payment for 2011 losses for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

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More Young People See Opportunity in Farming

Posted: 12/21/2011 - More young people seem to be going into farming. New numbers on farmers won't be available until after the next agricultural census is done next year, but those in agriculture point to some good signs: Enrollment in university agriculture programs has increased, as has interest in farmer-training programs.

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State Officials Praise Federal Wolf Ruling

Updated: 12/21/2011 - Officials in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin say they're ready to manage their wolf populations in their states following the Obama administration's decision to drop gray wolves in the Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list.

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FSA Financial Services Website Available to Producers

Posted: 12/20/2011 - Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the Financial Services website is available to conveniently view financial information and conduct FSA business. The website located at www.fsa.usda.gov/fmi is accessible to producers who have an e-Authentication Level 2 account.

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NEW INFO: State's Largest Wind Farm in Service

Updated: 12/20/2011 - The turbine blades at the state's largest wind farm are whirling. We Energies said Tuesday the Glacier Hills Wind Park in Columbia County has been placed into commercial service.

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Pesticide Notification Registry Now Open

Posted: 12/09/2011 - Homeowners and renters wishing to be notified when professional pesticide applications are going to be made in their neighborhood can now sign up online for a registry to get a heads up.

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FSA Offers Low Interest Farm Storage Facility Loans

Posted: 12/07/2011 - 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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Storage Shortages Trigger Distress Loans for 2011 Crops

Updated: 12/07/2011 - The Marathon County Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces that distress loans have been approved for Wisconsin’s 2011 corn and soybean crops due to the high volume crop harvest which may cause storage shortages in the state.

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FSA Low Interest Commodity Loans Available to Producers

Posted: 12/07/2011 - 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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