Rotational grazing, soil health, pasture diversity and soil building crop rotations will be the focus of a grazing field day on Saturday, July 13, between Plainview, Minn., and Weaver, Minn.

PLAINVIEW — With alfalfa in the crop rotation and pastureland in the mix, Stacy Miller’s 350-acre dairy farm already played a role in filtering runoff flowing toward the Mississippi River. With a new lagoon and nutrient management plan, the 85-cow operation now does even more to protect grou…

MENOMONIE — Following his research into the cause of well contamination in Kewaunee County, Mark Borchardt, a microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, has been asked to repeat his studies in other parts of the state.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture shocked trade by cutting the national corn yield estimate by a full 10 bushels per acre in the June supply and demand report. This puts the average national yield at 166 bushels per acre. A reduction of 3 million was made to planted acres as well. This comb…

Farmers have spent this spring dodging rain and getting in fields as conditions allowed, planting, tilling and spreading manure as quickly as possible, in many cases working around wet spots in fields.

Waupaca County farmer David Heideman has provided $2,500 to the Waupaca County Natural Resource Foundation through America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant program sponsored by the Bayer Fund.

Editor’s note: Ashley Heil was in Kenya working with a group called Love Africa. Love Africa is a nonprofit based out of the U.S. supporting a variety of organizations and trips for people of all ages to five different countries throughout Africa. Throughout the 10-day trip, Ashley volunteer…

WRDN Reel Country 1430 AM and 107.3 FM in Durand is hosting a farm crisis town hall meeting May 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at Weiss Family Farms, W4230 County Highway R, Durand.

The new Minnesota Grown Directory, highlighting products and services available directly from Minnesota farmers and farmers markets, features 1,023 members from across the state.

When Hoese Dairy Inc. expanded its 135-year-old family operation, it doubled the number of cows milked and acres tilled. Now, it’s tapping Conservation Stewardship Program options and exploring community connections to further position the farm for the future.

Last June, I sat at my new desk at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection surrounded by photos and posters of the many Alices in Dairyland who have walked before me. Opening my laptop to begin an introductory article, I typed the words, “Hello, Wisconsin!” Nea…

BANGOR — Trade uncertainty and tariffs are taking a toll on nearly all aspects of the agriculture industry, so during the two-week congressional recess in April, the advocacy group Farmers for Free Trade embarked on a 14-day, 3,500-mile tour through farm districts discussing the importance o…

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is waiving certain poultry testing requirements due to a shortage of an antigen used for testing. As a result, poultry owners do not need to test their birds for the pullorum-typhoid disease while the waiver is in effect.

While the latest Census of Agriculture showed the continuation of some troubling trends, such as a shrinking number of farms nationally and a rising average age of farmers, there also are some bright spots to be found.

A farm tour on “Season Extension and Farm Efficiency” will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at 10th Street Farm and Market in Afton, Minn. This event is free and open to the public.

The National Pork Producers Council’s board of directors announced recently its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, in partnership with the Waupaca County Land and Water Conservation Department and several northeast Wisconsin counties, entered an agreement to launch the Upper Fox-Wolf Demonstration Farm Network.

H&S Manufacturing in Marshfield recently introduced its new 5100 Series Forage Box. Available in 17-, 19- and 21-foot models, the series features a faster, smoother unloading system, as well as improved variable-speed belt drive and with larger beaters.

Pete Kappelman, co-owner of Meadow Brook Dairy Farms north of Manitowoc, will serve as Land O’Lakes Inc.’s senior vice president of member and government relations, the cooperative announced.

OSSEO — Through his work as agronomist and assistant superintendent at the UW-Madison Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, Jason Cavadini has the opportunity to work with Wisconsin farmers spanning the spectrum from small to large.

Now that spring has finally arrived, it brings with it a reminder that this region is home to dozens of Community Supported Agriculture farms that provide regular deliveries of produce and other locally raised food throughout the growing season.

The agriculture department at Fox Valley Technical College will spotlight two Waupaca-area dairy farms during its 69th annual Farm Tour on April 10.

High school students interested in agricultural careers or furthering their education in the dairy industry are invited to register for the 2019 PDPW Youth Leadership Derby, which will be held April 6-7 at Kiel High School in the Manitowoc County city of Kiel.

ABBOTSFORD — Following a winter when much of Wisconsin saw open fields in December followed by bitter cold at the end of January before record-setting snow in February, many farmers are concerned about the health of their alfalfa, according to Clark County Extension Agriculture Specialist Ri…

Heart of the Farm: Bringing Women Together will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 4 in Manitowoc County at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, Newton.