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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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Prices for Key Wisconsin Farm Crops Drop

Posted: 03/09/2009 - The U.S. Dpartment of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service says it expects prices in Wisconsin for milk, calves, corn, soybeans, oats, potatoes, alfalfa and other hay to drop from January to February.

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Gray Wolf to Stay off Endangered Species List

Posted: 03/06/2009 - The U.S. Interior Secretary is upholding a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rockies and the Great Lakes from the endangered list. He says the Endangered Species Act successfully had kept the wolf from going extinct in the two regions.

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Naming Cows Not Nonsense

Updated: 07/16/2009 - Area farmers agree with a new study that suggests naming dairy cows can result in higher milk production.

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3 Nominees Win White House Farmer Poll

Posted: 02/01/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Farmers from Wisconsin, Washington and California have won an online poll to choose nominees for a White House farmer.

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Federal Government Takes Gray Wolf Off Endangered Species List

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Bush administration says it is removing gray wolves in the western Great Lakes and northern Rocky Mountains from the federal endangered species list. The government has tried previously to remove wolves in both regions from the endangered list and return management authority to the states.

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Cheese Price Drops Hits Wisconsin Farmers

Posted: 01/12/2009 - The price of cheese has lost about 40% of its value in the last 30 days. About 80% of the state's milk is used to produce cheese, so cheese prices largely determine milk prices paid to farmers.

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Deadline Feb. 1 to Get on Wisconsin Pesticide Registry

Posted: 01/10/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Time is running out for those who want to be on a state registry to get a warning when companies will be applying pesticides on a neighbor's lawn, trees or shrubs.

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Public Hearing Jan. 22 on Big Dairy

Posted: 12/28/2008 - FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) _ Three men who want to expand a dairy farm to become Wisconsin's largest are awaiting a public hearing next month that will help determine whether the project moves forward.

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Rules Changing for Legal Foreign Workers

Posted: 12/26/2008 - The U.S. Labor Department recently published its final rule on the H-2A program for employing legal foreign workers in temporary or seasonal agriculture jobs, according to the Brownfield Ag Network.

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Meeting Concerning Pseudorabies in Wisconsin

Posted: 12/26/2008 - Wisconsin agriculture officials are calling a meeting of hog farmers and landowners after finding a feral hog they think is infected with pseudorabies.

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Milk Production in State Rises 1 Percent

Updated: 12/26/2008 - Federal statistics show that milk production in Wisconsin last month rose 1 percent over the same period last year. Each cow in the state produced an average of 1,565 pounds, 15 pounds more than a year ago. That translates to a total of 1.96 billion pounds last month.

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It's a Small World After All

Updated: 12/04/2008 - A 5-year-old Weston girl's birthday celebration helps our own Amy Pflugshaupt realize the world is not as big as she once thought.

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Wisconsin Agricultural Exports Up 7%

Updated: 12/05/2008 - Wisconsin's agricultural exports increased 7% through the first nine months of the year. They reached a record high for the 9-month period.

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