Although the 2014 farm bill placed more emphasis on crop insurance as a farmers safety net. The farm bill also provided growers with two other options, the ARC and PLC plan. And county FSA offices are now holding informational meetings to help growers better understand their options.
Although 2014 has been a strong year for dairy prices that trend is not expected to continue into 2015. Even with feed prices down margins will be tighter and that is why the FSA is holding informational meetings on what the milk margin protection program has to offer.
2014 has been a strong sales year for dairy products with the exception of milk. Milk sales have been faltering for years, but in the hope of turning that trend around the industry has put together a producer task force.
It been a long time coming but in 2017 Kewaunee county will be hosting the state's largest outdoor agricultural show in the state..... Farm Tech Days. In visiting with committee members and the host family its pretty obvious how happy they are to host the event and how they are looking to the event to highlight the diversity of agriculture on the county
With some farm families looking to bring their children into the operation some questions need to be answered. One of those is if you're expanding your herd, do you look to expand your workforce or do you look to technology such as robotic milkers.
Because of our red clay soils the loss of sediments into the Fox River are a concern of area residents and producers alike. In an effort to improve the physical structure and properties of the soil, and to allow less trips over the field, a demo project in Northeastern Wisconsin is showing how cover crops can provide both an economic and environmental benefit.
Prior to his first debate Governor Walker visited several family farms in the state to tout his policies and also get input on what the state can do to help farms continue to grow. One of his stops was at the Diederich family farm in Depere who had plenty to share.
A recent study was conducted to find out what is the current impact of the dairy industry on the states economy. The results was pretty impressive, totaling 43.4 billion dollars.
Dairy prices set records in 2014 but are expected to falter in 2015. How far they fall may be dependent on demand, which has held up this year despite strong consumer dairy prices
With milk prices at record high levels very few producers considered sign up for the milk margin protection program for this years production. However, 2015 looks to be a very different story with much lower prices expected. So many in the industry are encouraging dairy producers to sign up their 2015 milk production.