2020 Farm Tax Implications and Having Tough Conversations Webinar

2020 Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations, COVID-19, and Taxes Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm  Register by 5:00 pm, Dec 09 at https://go.wisc.edu/2rcpis This year has brought many challenges and surprises to farmers and agriculture professionals across Wisconsin.  Join us as we wrap up the year with “2020 Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations, COVID-19, and […]

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Dairy Margin Coverage Decision-Making Webinar Dec. 3

The Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is an important risk management tool which dairy producers have access to from the USDA-Farm Service Agency.  This voluntary insurance product allows producers to protect against low margins, specifically the difference between the announced All Milk price and the calculated feed costs to produce milk. UW-Madison, Division of Extension, is […]

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Pricing High Moisture Corn for Farm to Farm Sales

Corn harvest season is getting started, with local farms starting to harvest high moisture corn.  High moisture corn (HMC) is the grain after being normally combined, but there is enough moisture in it that it ensiles well, preserving feed quality for livestock.  Harvesting HMC is also more efficient and more environmentally friendly, as farms do […]

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Fall Insect Invaders

Home-owners around the area are starting to experience the annual fall insect hibernation invasions.  The insects most likely to be staging on outside walls and beginning to move into houses, garages, or wall spaces are boxelder bugs, cluster flies, conifer seed bugs, and Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles.  You may also find wasp species, other insects, and even […]

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Experts Affirm: Coronavirus ‘highly unlikely’ food risk

An international group of scientists has declared that it is highly unlikely that SARS-CoV-2 is a food safety risk. The International Commission for Microbiological Specifications of Foods (ICMSF) is a non-governmental organization and represents top food safety experts from around the globe. The ICMSF members believe it is highly unlikely that ingestion of SARS-CoV-2 will result in […]

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Frost Protection Options

Weather forecasts indicate that gardeners in our area will want to consider frost protection opportunities tonight and tomorrow night, Sept. 17 and 18.  Forecast lows for most of the Marinette County area are projected to reach the freezing mark, indicating that most gardens are at risk for damage. Plants facing the most risk are the […]

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Safe Preserving Tips in the time of COVID-19

Whether you are new to canning, returning to canning because of the pandemic, or have always canned the bounty of your harvest, there are certain tips that will help ensure that your time and efforts lead to safe, healthy food for your family.  Use recipes that are up to date. Some canning recommendations have changed dramatically […]

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Fall Activities to Manage Plant Diseases

2020 was a relatively strong plant disease year, again.  High, consistent humidity levels in July and fairly consistent rainfall events in June, July, and early August led to many fungal diseases having banner years.  As the end of the garden season approaches, we can actually do some things in fall to make a big difference in the […]

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Early Fall Means Local Foods Readily Available

Vegetable harvest is still in high gear, tree fruits are maturing, and livestock based products are also coming into season.  Fall means food, and there are many farms in our area which focus on producing food products and selling directly to consumers.  Whether you want to find a perfect head of cauliflower, a peck of apples for […]

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