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Struggling to Save the Family Farm

Updated: 06/26/2009 - Small farm or large, Wisconsin or California, all dairy farmers are feeling a powerful pinch in their pocketbooks, but while some are choosing to say goodbye to their Guernsey’s, one area farmer says he is not giving up yet.

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Meet NewsChannel Seven's Newest Mascot

Updated: 06/24/2009 - There's an estimated 1.2 million dairy cows in Wisconsin. But a new holstein heifer calf from NorthCentral Wisconsin is now NewsChannel 7's newest mascot.

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Wisconsin on Verge of Record-Setting Milk Production Year

Posted: 06/22/2009 - The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reports production of specialty cheeses in Wisconsin rose 7% in 2008 and the state is poised to set an all-time milk production record.

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Local Strawberry Picking Season Off to Sweet Start

Updated: 06/19/2009 - At Lakeview Berry Farm it's the sweetest time of the summer. The family farm, located just south of Mosinee, officially began their strawberry picking season on Monday.

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Marathon County June Dairy Days - A Taste from the Farm

Updated: 06/07/2009 - All across the nation this month, people are celebrating the dairy industry with June Dairy Days. Locally hundreds gathered on Sunday in Marathon County for a small taste of the farm.

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30 lbs. Musky Caught in Lake Dubay

Updated: 06/04/2009 - What a catch! On Monday, Jeremy Nowak of Wausau was the lucky guy to snag this 48 inch long musky on Lake Dubay.

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Gypsy Moth Spraying to Continue Sunday

Posted: 05/30/2009 - After strong winds forced DNR planes to land early Saturday, residents in Marathon County can expect to hear and see low-flying planes Sunday.

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Milk Prices Plummet, Hurting Local Farmers

Updated: 05/26/2009 - Milk prices are at an all time low, which means trouble for the dairy state. According to Mike Wildeck, dairy agent for Marathon County's UW-Extension, producers are being forced to decrease their milk supply.

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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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