The sharply divided government that emerged from this month’s midterm elections will make it hard to get much done for agriculture in the coming months, according to panelists on a Farm Foundation Forum held Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C., and broadcast live online.

ARLINGTON — Rules went into effect in February requiring swine entering and moving within Wisconsin to originate from a herd that has been tested for both porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus within the past 90 days before entering or moving.

ARLINGTON — About 95 percent of pigs in the U.S. are being bred with artificial insemination, with a tremendous increase in AI use recorded over the past few years specifically, according to John Parrish, a professor of animal science at UW-Madison. Because of this, more emphasis is being pl…

As the 2018 growing season comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is contacting producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds they store on their farms.

Faced with lower milk and commodity prices, many Wisconsin farmers are looking to diversify and add new revenue streams. Towards that end, Compeer Financial and W-Extension have planned the Resilient Farms Conference, a one-day conference for farmers interested in exploring new business idea…

Ocean Spray Cranberries recently announced it granted funds to 107 nonprofits in support of projects that positively impact the communities the cooperative calls home. This year’s Ocean Spray Community Fund recipient organizations hail from communities where Farmer-Owners and colleagues work…

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in four harvested samples from farmed deer at a quarantined farm in Crow Wing County. The farm has been under movement restrictions and monitored by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health since December 2016, when two white-tailed deer tested positive …

More than 750 youth exhibitors competed in junior events during the 2018 Minnesota Beef Expo held Oct. 18-21 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights, Minn. The expo, which brings cattle producers and youth livestock exhibitors together to celebrate and promote the beef industry,…

Registration is open for the seventh annual UW Discovery Farms Conference set for Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Glacier Canyon Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Farmers, crop consultants, agency personnel and anyone with an interest in agriculture and water quality are encourag…

The UW–Madison Department of Animal Sciences is seeking nominations for the Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame’s 2019 class of inductees. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 23.

Alltech Wisconsin is offering scholarships to high school and college students furthering their education in the fields of agricultural and life sciences. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursing a four-year degree, and two $500 scholarships will be awarded to students pur…

SOLDIERS GROVE — The Kickapoo Grazing Initiative and the Great River Graziers host numerous pasture walks each year, inviting area farmers and landowners to learn more about the economic and environmental incentives for managed grazing in southwest Wisconsin. But on Oct. 27, the organization…

During a routine test, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health identified H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza in a Stearns County turkey flock. All flocks are tested for influenza before they are moved to market, and this finding was part of the everyday process of ensuring a safe food supply a…

Farmers whose land may be affected by the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek power line in southwest Wisconsin should attend one of three November meetings, where they will be able to talk with staff from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the organization p…

The National Agri-Marketing Association will launch a new competition for student members in conjunction with the 2019 Agri-Marketing Conference in Kansas City. The competition will take place Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

When Hardy, a U.S. Department of Agriculture trained detector dog, sniffed out a roasted pig head in traveler baggage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in early October, it underscored the efforts USDA and its partners are undertaking to keep African Swine Fever, a swine …

Area non-profit groups are sharing in the proceeds from Wisconsin Farm Technology Days near Marshfield this summer. The Wood County FTD Food Committee dispersed a total of $103,360 to the 31 organizations which operated six food tents, three ice cream stands and other beverage areas during t…

The Western Wisconsin Conservation Council will host its first annual field day Thursday, Nov. 15, at Emmert and Sons, 1881 140th Ave., Baldwin. Featured practices will be tailored to farms in St. Croix County but are applicable to farms across the state with similar conservation goals.

The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. The application period is open through Nov. 12 at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow.com.

INDIANAPOLIS — Katy Vacula of the Big Foot FFA Chapter in Walworth was one of four finalists for American Star in Agriscience last week at the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

MADISON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the City of Madison have a long history of collaboration, including strong ties with the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The collaboration may continue in the future in a new way as the City of Madison and UW-Madison are …

Weed specialists Mark Renz and Rodrigo Werle, plant pathologist Damon Smith, and entomologist Bryan Jensen will present at the annual Pest Management Update, Nov. 12 at the Marshfield Agriculture Research Station located at 2611 Yellowstone Drive, Marshfield.

Farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Farmstead Fund Pool must apply by Nov. 16 to be considered for funding in 2019.