Record crops predicted; farmer's markets careful


Updated: 08/12/2014 - Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has revised upward its estimate of this year's corn harvest to 14 billion bushels.

Storms cause crop damage, halt field work

Updated: 06/25/2014 - Federal agriculture officials say the recent unrelenting storms caused widespread crop damage in Wisconsin and kept farmers out of their fields.
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Corn growers warn of propane problems

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Minnesota corn is three months away from harvest, but the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is encouraging farmers to plan ahead for their propane needs.

USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water

Posted: 05/27/2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is scheduled to announce the program Tuesday near Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay in Michigan, where farm runoff causes algae blooms that degrade water quality.

Farming groups launch tractor safety campaign

Updated: 05/14/2014 - Agricultural youth safety specialist Marsha Salzwedel said Wednesday that the Wisconsin-based Childhood Agricultural Safety Network launched the campaign after seeing numerous children killed and injured in accidents last year.
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More local farms starting up in Chippewa County

Updated: 05/13/2014 - 2012 data from the Federal Government shows that there are fewer farms in most Wisconsin counties. Except for Chippewa County, where there has been an increase in numbers.
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France suspends US pig imports over virus

Posted: 05/02/2014 - The Agriculture Ministry said Friday no cases of the virus, known as porcine epidemic diarrhea, have been recorded in France since this epidemic broke out.

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Product Month Price Change
Corn 09Jul 417'2 -11'0
Soybeans 09Jul 1130'0 -17'0
Soybean Oil 09Jul 37.90 -0.94
09Jul 358.2 -41
Class III Milk 09May 9.83 0.01
Live Cattle 09Jun 82.375 -15'6
(future Maykets updated @ 6 pm weekdays)
Product Month Price Change
Oats 09Jul 228'0 0'0
Ethanol 09Jun 1.678 -0.038
Wheat 09Jul 577'4 -15'6
Feeder Cattle 09May 99.000 -0.025
Lean Hogs 09Jun 65.525 -0.475
Cash-settled Butter 09May 123.00 0.00
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