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May 2021 Issue

In-Field Weather & Crop Monitoring

Arable Mark 2

Holistic management in real time minimizes agronomic and financial risk By Jamie Hardy, head of marketing, and Ian Bailey, strategic sales executive, Arable Labs, Inc. Images courtesy of Arable Labs, Inc. In the United States, there are 2 million farms across nearly a billion farmed…

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Interview with Charles Wachsmuth

Chippewa Valley Bean Sign

By Joe Kertzman, managing editor, Badger Common’Tater The largest processor and exporter of kidney beans in the world, Chippewa Valley Bean, located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, exports over 70 percent of the beans they handle. It all started with Russell and Nancy Doane who, when they…

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Potato Chip Florentine Cookies

Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary The addition of finely crushed potato chips gives an unexpected layer of flavor to this brittle and toffee-like classic cookie. The result is a thin cookie that is salty, sweet, chewy, crispy and slightly caramelized—a…

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