Mid-West Farm Report https://www.midwestfarmreport.com Wed, 26 Feb 2020 01:10:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-mfrfavicon-22-32x32.png Mid-West Farm Report https://www.midwestfarmreport.com 32 32 Alice in Dairyland shares stories of sustainability in agriculture https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/alice-in-dairyland-shares-stories-of-sustainability-in-agriculture/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/alice-in-dairyland-shares-stories-of-sustainability-in-agriculture/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 01:10:50 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18045 Alice in Dairyland shares stories of sustainability in agriculture

As the 72nd Alice in Dairyland, Abigail Martin has had the chance to travel and network with hundreds of farmers and producers throughout Wisconsin, and she noted a topic top of mind is sustainability.

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GreenStone Farm Credit Sends $100 Million Out In Member Patronage https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/greenstone-farm-credit-sends-100-million-out-in-member-patronage/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/greenstone-farm-credit-sends-100-million-out-in-member-patronage/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 23:34:00 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18023 GreenStone Farm Credit Sends $100 Million Out In Member Patronage

The
GreenStone Farm Credit Services’ board of directors has approved $100
million in patronage to be paid to its member-owners on March 11, 2020.
This record-level of patronage, nearly 50% of GreenStone’s net profits,
brings total patronage payments to $500 million in the 15 years of the
program.

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UW-River Falls Dairy Club Gets Top Honors https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/18019/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/18019/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 23:05:00 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18019 UW-River Falls Dairy Club Gets Top Honors

The
University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Club was honored with several
awards including Largest Club in Attendance, third place for Club
Display and the Spirit Award
at the Midwest Regional American Dairy Science Association-Student
Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) hosted by Iowa State University January
24-26.

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Alfalfa Farmers Ask For More Research And Fair Crop Insurance Options https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/alfalfa-farmers-ask-for-more-research-and-fair-crop-insurance-options/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/alfalfa-farmers-ask-for-more-research-and-fair-crop-insurance-options/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:44:00 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18009 Alfalfa Farmers Ask For More Research And Fair Crop Insurance Options

Alfalfa farmers descended on Washington, DC, for the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance’s (NAFA) DC Fly-Into stress to lawmakers the importance of research funding and crop insurance.

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State Death Toll From Snowmobile Accidents Surpasses 2019 Figure https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/state-death-toll-from-snowmobile-accidents-surpasses-2019-figure/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/state-death-toll-from-snowmobile-accidents-surpasses-2019-figure/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:38:00 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18006 State Death Toll From Snowmobile Accidents Surpasses 2019 Figure

Three people died while snowmobiling in Wisconsin this weekend,
bringing the total to 17 deaths for the season. With snow in the
forecast and more still on the ground, the Wisconsin Department of
Natural Resources is again reminding snowmobilers to sled safely.

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Livestock Siting – Down But Not Out For The Count https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/livestock-siting-down-but-not-out-for-the-count/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/livestock-siting-down-but-not-out-for-the-count/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:52:31 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18042 Livestock Siting – Down But Not Out For The Count

Livestock
Siting Bill Opens Door for Future Discussions

By: Debi
Towns, WFBF senior director of governmental relations

The last
week of a legislative session is always intense.

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Johnson Tractor’s Pair of Open Houses A Huge Success https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/johnson-tractors-pair-of-open-houses-a-huge-success/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/johnson-tractors-pair-of-open-houses-a-huge-success/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:02:39 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18038 Johnson Tractor’s Pair of Open Houses A Huge Success

The pancakes were hot, the ham was fresh, and the parking lot was packed. Both of Johnson Tractor’s Wisconsin locations, Janesville and Juda, recently hosted a customer open house and to say that they were each a success would be an understatement.

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Keliher Ag Scholarship deadline approaching https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/keliher-ag-scholarship-deadline-approaching/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/keliher-ag-scholarship-deadline-approaching/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:58:09 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18036 Friday is the deadline for students to apply for the WAXX 104.5 Pat Keliher Ag Scholarship presented by Westconsin Credit Union.

The scholarship is for students pursuing agricultural studies at Wisconsin’s two-year and four-year colleges; it will be awarded March 9 during the WAXX 2020 Ag Appreciation Dinner at Bohman’s Country Aire near Stratford.

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Daily update 2-25-20 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/daily-update-2-25-20/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/daily-update-2-25-20/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:43:15 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18034 A wise old farmer once told me that, if he didn’t appreciate the time of an uninvited sales representative visiting his farm on a late-February or March day, he’d invite the representative to mosey with him to offer the sales pitch while standing between a couple of the farm’s upright silos.

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Valley Crossing Law update: Now is a good time to talk about family farm transition https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/valley-crossing-law-update-now-is-a-good-time-to-talk-about-family-farm-transition/ https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/2020/02/25/valley-crossing-law-update-now-is-a-good-time-to-talk-about-family-farm-transition/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 14:21:40 +0000 https://www.midwestfarmreport.com/?p=18030 Valley Crossing Law update: Now is a good time to talk about family farm transition

March is approaching, bringing farmers dreams of spring and the chance to get back out onto their fields.

But Bridget Finke of Valley Crossing Law at Baldwin, said that this still is the best time of the year for farmers to talk about farm-transition issues.

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