Pacific NW

Well-known Wisconsin dairyman dies in Indiana plane crash

· February 23, 2018

A prominent member of the Wisconsin dairy industry was killed Thursday night in a plane crash in Carroll County, Indiana. The plane was bound for Green Bay. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has confirmed that John Pagel and his son-in-law Steve Witcpalek were among the victims who were on the plane that crashed near Rossville. On Thursday […]

Hurricane Harvey rescue calf now man’s best friend

· February 23, 2018

Bringing a calf into the house during cold weather calving is not unusual for cow/calf producers around this time of year. It’s when the calf won’t leave, it becomes an issue. An orphan bottle calf rescued during Hurricane Harvey has recently grabbed national attention because well frankly, the heifer now thinks she’s a dog. Harveigh […]

USDA site helps rural communities address opioid crisis

· February 23, 2018

The USDA has unveiled a new web page featuring resources to help rural communities respond to the opioid crisis. “While no corner of the country has gone untouched by the opioid crisis, small towns and rural places have been particularly hard hit,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. “The challenge of […]

Dow AgroSciences to donate up to $10k at Commodity Classic

· February 23, 2018

Dow AgroSciences is serious about farmers committing to using the Fertilizer Institute’s 4R’s of nutrient management practices — so serious they are donating up to $10,000 at Commodity Classic to the official charity partner, Feeding America, based on the number of farmer commitments. The 4R’s of nutrient stewardship is a concept to apply the right […]

Crystalyx’s Blueprint takes out the excess inorganics

· February 23, 2018

The way we feed our cattle today certainly has evolved since the 1950s as livestock producers and nutritionists have almost gotten it down to a science … or better yet a blueprint. “The Blueprint philosophy behind it is to take a look at chelated trace minerals as the sole contribution of trace minerals in the […]

Hope For The Warriors helps Marine veteran maple farm

· February 23, 2018

A Marine veteran will be able to produce maple syrup more efficiently thanks to the national nonprofit Hope For The Warriors. East Aurora-based Marine Lance Corporal Mark Beyers recently received A Warrior’s Wish of a maple syrup steam away hood to aid in his family’s maple syrup business. The Purple Heart and Combat Action Ribbon […]

Corn growers: Cruz only looking out for Wall Street

· February 22, 2018

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ruffled some feathers Wednesday with his comments during a town hall at a bankrupt Philadelphia refinery. In his speech Cruz championed blue collar workers, while tearing down a federal ethanol mandate. North Dakota farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), Kevin Skunes had this to say in […]

South Dakota rancher shares road with antelope

· February 22, 2018

A South Dakota rancher found he had to share the road this week with an unlikely group of road warriors — a pack of antelope. Shawn Barber of Owanka, South Dakota captured this video Tuesday of the rush hour traffic on Elm Springs road in central Meade County. Barber followed the herd for about four […]

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