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Wis. Congressmen Propose Crop Insurance Changes

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Two Wisconsin congressmen are proposing changes to the nation's crop insurance program that they say will save the federal government $11 billion over the next 10 years.

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USDA: Despite Late Start, Record Corn Crop Likely

Posted: 05/10/2013 - The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they're still likely to bring in a record crop.

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Growing Power Founder to Speak at UW-Milwaukee

Posted: 05/10/2013 - The Milwaukee urban farmer who is nationally known for his nonprofit, Growing Power, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next week.

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USDA, Dairy Industry Renew Greenhouse Gas Deal

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the federal government is renewing a pact with the dairy industry aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

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New Traffic Law Lets You Pass Slow Tractors

Posted: 04/19/2013 - It is now legal to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone if traveling less than half of the applicable speed limit – provided that extreme caution is taken when doing so.

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USDA Starts New Program to Track Farm Animals

Updated: 04/17/2013 - The federal government has started a new livestock identification program to help agriculture officials quickly track livestock in cases of disease.

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Wisconsin Names New State Veterinarian

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Friday that assistant state veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw has been promoted to state veterinarian. McGraw has been the assistant state veterinarian for nine years.

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Senator: Ag Growers Largely Agree on Immigration

Posted: 04/11/2013 - A key senator says farm growers have signed off on key parts of a new program to bring farm workers to the U.S., moving a major immigration bill one step closer to passage.

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Alice in Dairyland Teaching Thousands about Growing a Healthy Wisconsin

Updated: 04/09/2013 - The 65th Alice in Dairyland, Rochelle Ripp, is in our area teaching kids about Wisconsin agriculture this week. She's giving a presentation in schools called "Growing a Healthy Wisconsin." It's a joint partnership between the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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USDA Restores Monthly Milk Reports in Limited Form

Posted: 04/05/2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistical arm has reversed a plan to eliminate some monthly reports that dairy farmers and milk processors say are important to their business.

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Wis. Farmers Oppose Land Ownership Rule Changes

Posted: 04/04/2013 - A group representing Wisconsin farmers said its lobbying agenda this spring will include opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate limits on foreign land ownership.

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