National Agriculture News

Scholarships are being offered to attend the Growing Stronger Collaborative Conference on Organic and Sustainable Farming. The virtual event combines five conferences.

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Wisconsin’s meat-processing capacity is a multi-faceted issue that requires creative solutions, says Danielle Endvick, communications director of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. That’s one of the reasons the organization has been hosting a series of “meat-ings.”

Neal A. Jorgensen, 85, passed away Dec. 22, 2020, in The Villages, Florida. He was an emeritus professor of dairy science who served the University of Wisconsin–College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in numerous leadership positions including dean.

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Sudden death syndrome causes annual losses in U.S. soybean yields in excess of $274 million. Managing the disease might be a matter of timing, according to recent research findings at Michigan State University.

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OIL CITY, Wis. – The year was 1842 when Esau Johnson moved his family to a spot in Monroe County, Wisconsin, where the winding Kickapoo River meets Moore Creek. It was there in what would become the town of Sheldon that he built a sawmill.

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Plants compete for sunlight by stretching upward and outward to block each other’s access to the sun. Another type of competition is happening underground.

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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part article featuring the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance. The first part was published in the Dec. 31 issue of Agri-View. The alliance recently published 40 recommendations for mitigating the effects of climate change. This article features perspectives from the alliance’s founders about renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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When storing forages for a herd there's a range of options available, from silo bags to bales. There isn’t a right or wrong choice when choosing a storage option. But improper management of feed in storage will lead to what is known as feed shrink, or the loss of feed.