With more and more agronomists and soil specialist encouraging producers to use more cover crops. the agronomists from the Marshfield experimental farm was asked to share some of his field results on various cover crop options during the NWTC Fall Field Days.
With farmers playing catch-up all year and concerns over compaction rising some producers are thinking twice about their fall tillage. Also during NWTC's fall field day a big focus was on the benefits on good surface and core soil treatment, and the impact tillage has.
During the annual convention of the National Milk Producers Federation CEO Jim Mulhern stressed priorities that the industry needs to address now. Right near the top of the list was the F.A.R.M Program, an effort that National Milk has made mandatory for its members to be a part of to show that animal care is a priority in producing milk and dairy products.
With consumers wanting to know more about how their food is produced, and with so much misinformation on the internet, dairy farmers are being encouraged to be more active in telling their story. And DMI is providing options for them to educate the consumer.
Forecasters are starting to share their estimates of where they feel the class 3 price will be in 2015. Most agree prices and margins will be lower than what they were this year and some feel the average class 3 in 2015 will be at least four to five dollars a hundred below this year, prompting many to suggest dairy producers consider the milk margin protection program
With jobs being a key emphasis for this fall's elections. if you wanted to highlight a field were job opportunities are readily available for qualified applicants you would be talking about agriculture. And that was what representatives and students of FVTC were showcasing during their recent Ag career day
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