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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today’s markets: Free markets for free men

· February 22, 2018

We kickoff Washington’s Birthday with Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M. Central Time, EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M., EIA Energy Stocks at 10:00 A.M., Cold Storage Annual Report and Dairy Product Sales at 2:00 P.M. Yesterday’s FED minutes further sparked a charge in the Stock Market only to be debunked after the 5-yeat T-Note auction […]

Idaho legislator proposes farm trespassing bill

· February 21, 2018

A bill aimed at strengthening the state’s statutes regarding trespassing on farms is headed to the Idaho House floor, but not without opposition. Last week the Idaho House Agricultural Affairs Committee voted 14-1 to send Rep. Judy Boyle’s, Trespass Bill, HB 536 to the floor for further consideration. The bill includes a three-strike clause, which […]

California almond growers brace for freezing temps

· February 21, 2018

California almond growers are facing a challenging week ahead as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, threatening damage to blooming orchards and developing crops. All almond varieties are at significant risk for loss when overnight temperatures reach 28 degrees and below. While the conditions can vary from the North to South Central Valley, actual […]

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Florida town raises $31K for FFA pig after girl loses parents

· February 21, 2018

A Florida FFA middle schooler recently received a surprise in the show ring when her prize pig went for $31,000 at auction. The Highland County community members came together to support Hana Piety after finding out she had recently lost both her parents. Her 248-pound pig Khloe brought in $126 a pound, raising more than […]

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