This years recipient of the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award is a long time practitioner of conservation efforts. Jack Herricks says he made the commitment in part to not only improve the health of his soil and water but also to preserve his land and water for the next generation of farmers in his family.
While many of us go into hibernation during the heart of winter. FFA members throughout the state have been preparing for their regional speaking contests. A program that many feel benefits not only the members but also the entire ag industry.
UW Extension has been focusing their attention on ways producers can be more efficient in feeding their dairy herd. In particular one focal point has been on the grouping of lactating dairy cows
With milk prices projected to fall at least through the first half of the year. UW extension is providing farmers with more information on how to increase their feed efficiency and protect their margin.
After the record setting prices for dairy in 2014 everyone is expecting lower milk prices this year. But the question is by how much? The USDA's January 2015 supply and demand report gave the first indication of how big that drop might be.
Agriculture was excited to hear the President request Trade Promotion Authority from Congress during the State of the Union Address. And while republicans seem to support the idea, democrats do not. So can it happen?
The start of the new year is always a great time to review your financial status. An according to Ag banker Sam Miller with more market volatility and projected lower returns this would be an ideal year for producers to do that
After record prices for dairy in 2014. Forecasts are out that prices could drop by 5-7 dollars a hundredweight this year. Still, Ag banker Sam Miller feels producers are prepared for these price drops and could still see some decent margins in 2015
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Convention is about many things including the recognition of some its outstanding members. This year Dustin Williams was recognized for his personal accomplishments along with his advocacy on some key agricultural issues.
It looks as if milk prices will tumble in 2015 and even though we are not expecting a major drop like we saw it 2009. The drop will be dramatic enough that producers will need some type of marketing strategy to protect their margins