2014 was not a good year for the winter wheat crop and many were concerned 2015 was heading in the same direction. But after digging up some sample ag agents and crop consultants do feel better about the crop, although they say it does need some more heat.
Thanks to a cooperative weather start to April farmers may be looking at an early planting season and a relatively early start to the alfalfa harvest. ag reporter mike Austin joined Ag agent Kevin Jarek to check the progress and condition of this years crop in Outagamie County
To make quality milk, a producer needs quality silage. And researcher has been showing that the use of inoculates is helping to raise the level of preservation giving the growers an opportunity to feed some high quality feeds to their dairy animals
After record breaking prices in 2014 declines in producer prices are already underway. How prepared are state farmers for these lower returns and what is the economic status report for Wisconsin Agriculture?. Secretary Brancel shares his insights.
Ag exports continue to grow in importance to the Wisconsin's ag economy. In 2014 Ag exports rose by 13%, setting a record in both value and volume. While Wisconsin agricultural goods went to 145 different countries their top customers are Canada, Mexico and China.
The forecasts for 2015 seems to be that producer prices will be down. But what of expenses. In a recent visit to The UW Ag Campus I talked to ag economist Bruce Jones on what the cost of production is going to be for the raising of a crop or the production of a hundred pounds of milk.
Agriculture remains the foundation for todays FFA but the program benefits go beyond just the industry. Today we get the inside story of what todays FFA is all about and why membership continues to grow.
Forecasts are out for dairy in 2015 and it looks like prices will be down. But what of margins? Ag Economists Mark Stephenson shares his insights into milk supply, demand and cost of production
Although the cuts have just been proposed the dean at the college of agriculture and life services on the UW Madison campus is already bracing for its impact. She explains how this will impact not only faculty and students but the state ag community as well.
In the hope of turning around what has been a faltering fluid milk market the national dairy board along with dairy management inc. formed partnerships with six companies including Coca Cola to provide fluid milk options to the consumer. The first to hit the market is called Fairlife from Coke.