State of Dairy Markets- April 1, 2020

State of Dairy Markets – April 1, 2020  by Mark Stephenson, PhD; Director of Dairy Policy Analysis – University of Wisconsin, Madison It’s a little ironic that today is April Fools day.  Our circumstances are no joke, and I feel a need to share what we know about deteriorating dairy markets.  Nobody needs a review as to […]

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DATCP DNR Milk Disposal Fact Sheet

With some milk processors sending letters to dairy farmers indicating they may be asked to dump milk due to COVID-19 issues (i.e. to many sick or quarantined employees unable to keep the plant running at full capacity), the WI Dept of Ag and the DNR have released a  Fact Sheet for farmers outlining the rules […]

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Ag Exclusion – Safer at Home

The Governors order “Safer-At-Home” exempts essential businesses and their employees like farm and other food industry workers.  The attached summary includes an example letter farm and Ag business owners may want to share with their employees to avoid potential questions.   Ag Exclusion – Safer at Home

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“Can I catch Coronavirus from my cows?”

While coronavirus diseases in cattle (pre-wean scours, winter dysentery and pneumonia?) aren’t new, they’ve never been linked to people.  Moreover, there’s no evidence showing exposure to bovine coronaviruses provides any immunity to COVID19, the new coronavirus disease specific to people.  However, even though this new disease in people is highly unlikely to infect cattle, it’s […]

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December 2019 / January 2020 4-H Forecast

The 2018 North Central Region 4-H Volunteer Impact Study was a 12 state study of volunteers in the 4-H Youth Development Program. This included Wisconsin!  An electronic survey was sent to 1,000 randomly selected volunteers in each state and the purpose of the study was to document the impact volunteers have on the 4-H program. […]

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Ag News of Interest for Waupaca County

We have had several request for two recent Ag publications.   The first is County Profile – 2017 USDA Ag Census fact sheet and the second is 2012-2018 Local & Statewide Cropland Value. Please check them out.  If you would like to have additional information or have question on these or any agricultural inquiries, please contact […]

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Cow College 2020

Cow College update:  Farm Tour Map are now available.  If you haven’t registered and plan to attend on Tuesday, January 21, please call our office 715-258-6231 to register as soon as possible for an accurate count for food.   The 2020 Cow College will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 14 and 21.   Cost is […]

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August-September 4-H Forecast

Returning to UW-Madison – You may have noticed that we’ve changed over to the UW-Madison colors on our websites and our logos. From now on, our official name will be the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, but you can continue to call us “Extension”. Our mission is not changing. We’re committed to our work in local communities throughout […]

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Protecting Dairy Farm Income With Dairy Revenue Insurance

Learn about the new Dairy Revenue Protection Program (Dairy-RP), a new federal crop insurance risk management tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level.  Participants will also learn about the FSA Dairy Margin Protection Program as another tool, especially when milk prices are low. January 31, […]

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