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Bring Your Biggest Weed to Farm Technology Days

The weed experts from the University of Wisconsin-Extension will be on duty to consult with crop and livestock producers, home owners, gardeners, hobby farmers and others about weed-related questions at Farm Technology Days next month in Dane County. Live weed specimens will be on display…

USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands in Wisconsin

Madison, Wis., – July 9, 2015 – Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Jimmy Bramblett announced the availability of $17.5 million in financial and technical assistance nationwide to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands.…

CORRECTION

The 29th Annual Spud Bowl is being held on September 19, 2015 and not on September 6, 2015 as it was listed in the Upcoming Events section of last week’s Tater Talk.

Crops Looking Good Across Wisconsin, Growers Say

A second straight week of good weather in Wisconsin is putting smiles on farmers, who report crops are mostly in good shape at the mid-point of the growing season. The weekly crop progress report for the week ending July 12, from the USDA National Agricultural…

Local Food Businesses Reach Goals through Buy Local Buy Wisconsin Program

MADISON, Wis. — Join the growing list of local food businesses reaching their goals through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program. Proposals for Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant-funded projects are now being accepted from individuals, groups,…

State Budget Clears Senate, Heads to Assembly

State senators have finally passed the state budget bill just before midnight on Tuesday on a 18-15 vote. The $73 billion funding package now goes to the Assembly, where the GOP majority in that house is expected to approve it on Wednesday evening. Governor Scott…

New Potato Nutrition Brochure

The USPB has designed and printed 60,000 color copies of a new potato nutrition brochure, available to all U.S. potato industry members. The brochure was specifically designed for distribution in the offices of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), but…

Duane L. Lipke Passes Away

Duane L. “Bud” Lipke, age 90, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, July 3, 2015 after a courageous battle with Waldenstroms Macroglobulinemia. He was born on the Lipke Farm in the Town of Deerfield, Waushara County, on June 6, 1925, the son of…

Frances H. Guth Passes Away

Frances H. Guth of Bancroft died early Tuesday morning, June 9, 2015 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living Center in Plover while under the care of Ministry Hospice. Age 90, Frances was born March 28, 1925 in Junction City. She was the daughter of the late…

The 2015 WI Potato MobilePack Event for Feed My Starving Children was a Success!

You were a part of nearly 350 volunteers coming together in Stevens Point to pack 108,864 potato based meals. Enough to feed about 300 children for a year!! Approximately 6,200 children die each day from hunger and hunger related disease. It is truly amazing and heartwarming…

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