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Supreme Court justices signaled skepticism of assertions from small oil refineries that they should be allowed to extend lapsed waivers from mandates they use for biofuels.

Summer is coming and with it, heat stress. The U.S. dairy industry experiences $1.5 billion in losses annually due to heat stress, according to a 2019 Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research study. Warm temperatures can reduce performance, production and profit.

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The April reading of the Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier when the index stood at 177. It’s just 5 points less than its all-time best of 183, which was set back in October.

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OPINION  A focus on environmental stewardship is ubiquitous in 2021. Governments, companies and farmers alike are seeking ways to address the changing climate. With so many buzzwords and new sophisticated ideas being floated, it’s important to remember that often the answers are right in front of us. Cover cropping – an oldie but a goodie – is a well-known way to build healthy soil, keep it from eroding and sequester carbon. Farmers can begin cover-cropping relatively easily. And it immediately pays dividends for the soil and environment.

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DOVER, Wis. – It was Christmas Day 1843 when three immigrants from Liverpool, England, took shelter in an old Indian wigwam in the future ghost town of Dover. They were members of the British Temperance Emigration Society and Savings Fund, trying to start a new life in the spacious lands of Wisconsin. Within the next year more emigrants would follow from England.

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After a year's hiatus, dairy breakfasts are returning to Wisconsin -- America's Dairyland. Enjoy but stay safe. Follow all CDC guidelines.

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The Center for Dairy Research and entrepreneur Michelle McBride are the team behind GoodSport, a new milk permeate-based sports drink. One of the center’s missions is to help companies and start-ups such as GoodSport bring innovative, nutritious and profitable products that use dairy to market.

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The Wisconsin Beef Council recently named Kaitlyn Riley to serve as its director of communications and outreach. She will be responsible for producer and consumer communications, farm to fork tours, and efforts to educate Wisconsin consumers about beef production.

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Innovations in engineering and technology for agricultural, food and biological systems recently were recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The winners of the society’s 2021 AE50 award program were new to the marketplace in 2020 and have the potential for a broad impact in their area of industry, according to the organization. Winners of the 2021 AE50 awards have been featured in the past few editions of Agri-View. This week’s edition features innovations in fertilizer-application equipment, spraying equipment and irrigation technologies.