National Agriculture News

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center and AccuWeather both have released their weather forecasts for the meteorological winter months of December, January and February.

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The recently released official forecast for the upcoming winter predicts we will have snow and cold temperatures.

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ST. LOUIS — Bayer announced its support of National 4-H Council’s National Youth Science Day by supplying engaging STEM education kits for students in rural areas whose schools have limited internet access and resources.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Haley Oliver has spent years working toward developing the first food technology program in Afghanistan.

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A roadmap for future research investments in organic farming is planned by the Organic Farming Research Foundation and the Organic Seed Alliance. The organizations have been awarded funding for their proposal, which is titled “A National Agenda for Organic and Transitioning Research.” They recently were named recipients of a grant provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The organizations plan to conduct national surveys of organic producers to determine research priorities.

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The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection invites Wisconsin dairy processors to apply through Dec. 13 for the next round of Dairy Processor Grants. The funding is intended to foster innovation, improve profitability and sustain the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s dairy processing facilities. Grant recipients will be announced in February 2020.

LANCASTER, Wis. – The contour-farming practices of southwestern Wisconsin made a lasting impression on Gerry Weiss. So did his animal-science professors and meat-industry mentors.

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The past couple of weeks have been wet in the area, keeping most people out of the fields. There were only a few days suitable to get out there and get anything accomplished. The wet conditions allowed us to take an extended weekend to drive down to Chapel Hill, Tennessee, and back for my cousin’s wedding.

We only received 0.2” of rain at my house in the last week. Finally got the combine back and continued picking corn. Corn yields have been 10 to 15 bushels lower than we expected so far this year. We finished up one field that the wind had blown down the corn in some parts of the field and leaning in most of the field. It was definitely slow going. I think we probably have one more field that might be down in parts of the field.