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Proposed Food Safety Regulations Could Hurt Small Farms

Updated: 05/26/2009 - Small, local farms are concerned proposed food safety regulations could hurt their businesses. Some farmers fear the bills aren't really about food safety, but a way for corporate farms to gain more control.

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UW-Madison Partners on 3-State Dairy Cow Study

Updated: 05/09/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison and two other universities are working on a study of how organic and conventional farming practices affect cows' health.

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Farm-Related Deaths Peak Around Spring Planting Season

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Right now is one of the most dangerous times of the year for farmers as they hit the fields for spring planting. That was proven when an Antigo man was killed Thursday. The National Farm Medicine Center, based in Marshfield, reports about 30 people die in Wisconsini farming accidents yearly, and many of those deaths could be prevented.

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A Day in the Life of a Wisconsin Dairy Producer

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Before the sun even peaks above the horizon - some of Wisconsin's hardest working people are starting their day including the Otto's of Milladore. See what it's like to live a Day in the Life of A Wisconsin Dairy Producer.

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Report 2009 Failed Crop Acreage Prior to Destruction

Posted: 04/29/2009 - With recent reports of winterkill in wheat and alfalfa crops, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages farmers to report failed crop acreage that will not be brought to harvest to their local FSA county office.

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ACRE Program Enrollment Opens

Posted: 04/29/2009 - Sandy Chalmers, Acting Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Wisconsin announced that producers can elect and enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program beginning April 27, 2009. ACRE is a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill.

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Spring Planting in Wisconsin Begins

Posted: 04/28/2009 - The National Agricultural Statistics Service says Wisconsin farmers are starting to plant corn and are making good progress with spring tilling and other crops.

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Gardens-to-Go

Updated: 04/27/2009 - If you love fresh produce, but hate always running to the store to pick it up, we may have found the perfect thing for you. It’s called a garden-to-go and they are made by Majestic Farms Greenhouse in Hatley.

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USDA Sets Date for Soybean Request for Referendum

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order, as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act.

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CSA: Allowing the Family Farm to Survive and Thrive

Updated: 04/24/2009 - As people become more conscientious of where their food comes from, consumers are turning their attention to community supported agriculture, and in turn allowing small family farms to thrive.

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Cold Temperatures Lead to Great Season for Maple Syrup Farmers

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Any of you who have taken a walk through the woods recently may have noticed sap falling from the trees, and that means it's maple syrup season. But one local farmer says this year's harvest is unlike any other.

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Wisconsin Farmers to Grow more Hay, Less Wheat

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Wisconsin farmers plan to plant 2 million acres of hay this year, a 5 percent increase from last year's 1.9 million acres. That's according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which released its planting forecast Tuesday.

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