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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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120 Calves Killed in Barn Fire

Posted: 11/29/2008 - PLYMOUTH, Wis. (AP) _ A Sheboygan County barn fire has killed 120 calves and one cow.

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UW Offers Training for Farmers’ Market Vendors

Posted: 11/08/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Growers interested in selling vegetables at Wisconsin farmers' markets can learn more about the business at a January workshop hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Local Fourth Graders Learn How To Run The Farm

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Many area students are back home from school, after spending the day on the farm. It's part of the national FFA Organization's Food for America Program, which brings agricultural awareness to kids at a young age.

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Spencer FFA Returns to Wisconsin Decorated with National Awards

Updated: 10/28/2008 - The members of the Spencer FFA chapter are returning to Wisconsin with some major awards from the 2008 National FFA convention in Indianapolis. Last week some 53,000 participants rolled into the Hoosier State as the Agriculture focused convention kicked off.

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Spencer FFA Wins National Award 6 Times

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The National FFA Convention is kicking off the week of October 20th in Indianapolis. And members of Spencer Junior - Senior High School are especially excited as they will be the one chapter representing the Badger State.

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Staying Safe During Harvest Season

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The National Safety Council's 2008 edition of "Injuries Facts" ranks agriculture as the most dangerous industry. And while farmers need to be cautious, they need to remember their kids during this hectic time in the fields.

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Cranberry Expansion Permit Process Gets Quicker

Updated: 10/14/2008 - The US Army Corps of Engineers says it's signed a deal with the state and cranberry growers association that will speed up the process to get permits to expand growing marshes.

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