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May 31 Deadline to Join No Call List

Posted: 05/25/2013 - Wisconsin residents who want to be protected from unsolicited telemarketing phone calls and text messages have until the end of the month to sign up for the state's `no call' list.

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65th Alice in Dairyland Stops by NewsChannel 7 to Talk Soybeans, Gemstones

Updated: 05/20/2013 - The weather is finally cooperating and that means spring planting is officially underway! Among those hard at work in the fields, Wisconsin's 11,000 soybean farmers. The 65th Alice in Dairyland stopped by NewsChannel 7 at Noon to talk about soybeans and how we can use them.

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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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