DATCP Announces Details for $50 Million Wisconsin Farm Support Program

Release Date: June 5, 2020 Media Contact: Grace Atherton, Communications Director, (608) 224-5020, grace.atherton@wisconsin.gov MADISON – Following extensive discussions with agricultural stakeholders, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is announcing the timeline and eligibility requirements of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, which will provide $50 million in direct aid payments to […]

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Managing the Surplus: Strategies for Reducing Milk Production

To support producers and industry professionals with decision-making regarding recent production restrictions placed on some dairy producers, University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Extension will be offering a Managing the Surplus: Strategies to Manage Milk Production webinar on May 6, 2020, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Due to the recent reduction in dairy product […]

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Financial Support Programs & Continuing the Legacy of Agriculture

The “Financial Support Programs & Continuing the Legacy of Agriculture” webinar hosted by UW-Madison Extension, will be the fourth webinar in the “Farm Management Through a Crisis: Part of the Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times Series”. May 7 Agenda: Overview of PPP, EIDL and PUA: Details for Farmers, Joy Kirkpatrick, Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Center for Dairy […]

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Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times

Over the last several weeks, the dairy industry has experienced increased turmoil. We’ve heard about milk being dumped, grocery stores limiting purchases, markets sliding, and processors asking farms for reduced milk production. What is going on and what can we do?  The “Grain, Beef, & Cow Markets” webinar on April 30, from 1 – 2:30 p.m., […]

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Let’s Talk Lawns

Join this virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 28th from 2 – 3:30 p.m., with UW Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Doug Soldat, to hear the latest science about lawn care.  Learn tips and tricks for making your lawn healthy while protecting the environment. Dr. Soldat will also answer questions from participants regarding lawns. The program is free, […]

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Wisconsin Ticks: Tick Biology, Diseases, and Personal Protection

Spring means gardening season, but it also means that the ticks are out. In this talk, we’ll cover the basic biology of Wisconsin’s main tick species and discuss the health threats associated with ticks. Lastly, we’ll examine ways to protect ourselves, our families, and our pets from ticks. Our presenter will be PJ Liesch from […]

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Crop Input Resources for Low Margins

During these times of lower profitability each management decision is also a financial opportunity that can help a farm achieve a profitability. The following University resources are designed to help you approach each crop production and marketing decision as an opportunity to be more efficient and with a financially beneficial mind set. Crop Production Management […]

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Farm Management Through a Crisis: Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times

Over the last several weeks, the dairy industry has experienced increased turmoil. We’ve heard about milk being dumped, grocery stores limiting milk purchases, dairy markets sliding, and processors asking farms for reduced milk production.  What is going on and what can we do? The “Dairy Policy & Supply Chain Disruptions” webinar hosted by UW-Madison Extension, […]

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Considerations for Landspreading Milk

Some Wisconsin dairy farms have been asked by their processors to withhold delivery of milk, resulting in the need for milk or milk/manure mixtures to be applied to cropland. The “Considerations for Landspreading Milk” webinar hosted in collaboration with UW-Madison College of Argriculture & Life Sciences, UW-Madison Extension, and UW Nutrient & Pest Management Program […]

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Western Wisconsin Beef Producers Scholarship Application

Western Wisconsin Beef Producers Scholarship Application   This scholarship is available to any graduating high school senior attending or planning to attend a College, Vocational School, Technical School, Agriculture Short Course, or any other institution of higher learning. The applicant must be a (or have an immediate family member that is a) member in good […]

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