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Dealing with short forage inventories

by Ryan Sterry, St. Croix County Ag Agent Early reports of Alfalfa winterkill and injury are coming in for Northwestern Wisconsin.  A late Spring has also led to a slow green up from many hay fields and pastures, leading to questions on when first crop hay might be ready to harvest.  Cold temperatures and deep […]

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Alfalfa winterkill and injury: one more challenge for farmers to overcome

by Jerry Clark, Chippewa County Agriculture Agent To say the last several months has been a challenge for farmers, especially dairy and livestock farmers, is the major understatement of the year.  Take low milk and commodity prices, add in record snowfall since late January, throw in several collapsed buildings, plus a late April snow storm, […]

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May Communicator

The May Communicator 2019 is available for your review. The Fairest of the Fair applications are due today, please get those in. Dog project members, your first training session is tomorrow; Thursday, May 2 at 7:30pm. The Communicator is full of education and fun opportunities, be sure to take advantage of them!

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What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2019?

One of the challenges when pricing standing hay is the lack of a formal commodity market like we have for corn or soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings during the same growing season versus a single year-end harvest for grain crops often with more variation in quality, as well as yield. As a result, the […]

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4-H Golf Classic

Plan to join this annual charity golf tournament on June 10, 2019 that creates resources for scholarships, out-state learning trips, robotic programs and to reach out to non-4-Hers in Pierce, St. Croix and Dunn Counties. This event will take place at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club in River Falls and we would like you to create […]

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